In the Media

Climate Art on the Greenway ›

Friends of the East Boston Greenway | November 12, 2018
FutureWATERS|AGUASfuturas, an art installation on the East Boston Greenway which shows anticipated Boston Harbor water levels in 2030 and 2070, was designed with data from UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab.

‘Living With Water’: Facing Climate Change, Cities Trade Sea Walls For Parks ›

Hufffington Post | November 02, 2018
Boston's shift away from a big sea wall was sparked in large part by research at UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab: “We found that, dollar for dollar, we could have the same amount of protection for much less cost," said Rebecca Herst, director of the lab.

Marty Walsh turns to business community to help solve financial puzzle of climate resiliency ›

The Boston Globe | October 18, 2018
Ideas to fund resiliency measures in East Boston that could cost $160 million or more could include a taxation district, in which property owners in a particular zone pay a surcharge, as floated in a recent Sustainable Solutions Lab report.

Walsh Touts Strategy To Improve Boston’s Climate Change Resilience ›

WGBH | October 17, 2018
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's plan to make the city more resilient to sea level rise and storm flooding does not include a harbor-wide barrier, which was studied by UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab and ruled to be ineffective and hugely expensive.

Walsh Outlines Plan To Protect Boston Harbor From Flooding ›

WBUR | October 17, 2018
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's plan to make the city more resilient to sea level rise and storm flooding does not include a harbor-wide barrier, which was studied by UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab and ruled to be ineffective and hugely expensive.

Small Fixes Are Best for Boston Harbor Resilience ›

Engineering News-Record | October 03, 2018
This spring, Paul Kirshen, the academic director of UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab, and the SSL team concluded that even a modest scaled flood barrier configuration between Logan Airport and the Seaport District of South Boston was a loser in terms of cost-benefit.

Climate of Boston’s Future Concerns Experts ›

NECN | September 29, 2018
David W. Cash, dean of the McCormack Graduate School and coauthor of a new Sustainable Solutions Lab report, says zoning laws and building codes need to be revamped: "You want to create a space that you can use during dry times, but when it floods, nothing will be hurt."

Boston Must Prepare For More Flooding And Major Storms ›

WBUR | September 28, 2018
Bob Oakes, host of WBUR's Morning Edition, spoke with David W. Cash, dean of the McCormack Graduate School and coauthor of a new Sustainable Solutions Lab report, ahead of the report's release on Friday.

Why Is the Curriculum So White in Business Schools? ›

The Guardian | September 06, 2018
Associate Professor of Management Alessia Contu writes that "we need to put race and ethnicity at the center of learning about organizational behavior, leadership, and decision-making" and we might want to engage students in helping to diversify the curriculum.

Child Pornography May Make a Comeback after Court Ruling Guts Regulations Protecting Minors ›

The Conversation | August 23, 2018
Professor of Management David Levy, who has studied the porn industry for years, outlines why an August 3 legal decision "represents the most significant blow to opponents of child porn in decades" and "could lead to a sharp increase in the number of underage performers being exploited."