UMass Boston professors Paul Kirshen and Ellen Douglas were part of a 2016 study that found sea levels could rise by 10 feet by the end of the century, and Boston and nearby communities will experience a higher increase in sea level than other parts of the world.
Chicopee's School Budget Committee recommends the city consider moving Streiber School into Fairview Veterans Elementary School. The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is studying the pros and cons of merging city and school departments in Chicopee.
Professor of Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Solutions Lab Academic Director Paul Kirshen and his team are studying if a sea wall in Boston Harbor makes sense, including the potential impacts it could bring to the harbor ecosystem and its impact to the multi-billion dollar shipping industry.
Professor of Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Solutions Lab Academic Director Paul Kirshen and Professor of Management David Levy are working on two reports, due in March, on costs and logistics of sea walls.
Professor of Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Solutions Lab Academic Director Paul Kirshen says building plans in the City of Boston "have to account for all the uncertainties of sea rise, as well as increased temperatures and increased precipitation from climate change.”
In the wake of last week's flooding, Bisnow recalls a September interview with Professor of Climate Adaptation Paul Kirshen: “Whether it’s [a storm wall] or more small-scale solutions, Boston has to come up with a strategy to protect itself against increased coastal flooding.”
The Home Care Aide Council Foundation will use a $40,000 grant from the Metrowest Health Foundation to partner with BayPath Elder Services and the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging to create and evaluate a new program for home care aides.
A study released by the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy compares a paid family and medical leave ballot initiative to two bills in the House and Senate that also address these issues. The ballot initiative is estimated to be the most expensive.