Why Permitting Matters

John Hart, PE, CDT, LEED AP

School projects are challenging for so many reasons. Chief among them: Permitting. In Massachusetts, particularly, good building sites are difficult to come by. Wetlands and other site constraints often restrict development, and many new schools are built on the same sites as the ones they will...

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Transit-Oriented Developments: Defining Convenience

Brian Lawlor, PE, LEED AP BD+C

In this Q&A, SMMA Principal Brian Lawlor shares his thoughts on where he sees the transit-oriented development trend heading in the future, how it’s impacting the Greater Boston Area, and what obstacles developers have to navigate when designing projects of this nature.

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