Entries by Colleen Dawicki

New Google Maps feature illustrates transit dependence in the SouthCoast

Last week I learned that all of Massachusetts’ Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) finally have routes and schedules integrated into Google Maps. That means that in addition to asking the application to help you navigate to your SouthCoast destination by car or on foot, you can also ask for directions using that bus icon:<image no longer […]

August project update

Here’s a snapshot of our workload this month: 1) NB Line Evaluation Last year was our first year working with the Center for Policy Analysis to evaluate the impact of the NB Line, a shuttle offered by the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in conjunction with the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA). This year, […]

UI Intern Adam Vieira

Hey there World Wide Web,   My name is Adam Vieira, and I am a returning intern for the Urban Initiative program here at UMASS Dartmouth. My first go-around with the Urban Iniative last Summer provided me with the opportunity to get involved in the South Coast Urban Indicators Project (SCUIP), a sweeping research-based report […]

Job opportunity with The Trustees of Reservations (New Bedford)

Superintendent, Alan C. Haskell Park – The Trustees of Reservations TTOR recently acquired the site of the now-defunct Haskell nursery in New Bedford’s North End, and they’re looking to hire a superintendent who can plan for and manage its development into a park. Prospective candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area […]

July project update

We’re still pressing on with many of the projects we wrote about in June. Here’s an updated list of activities: 1) The SouthCoast Urban Indicators Project (SCUIP) This month’s newest subcategory is called, ‘Open space and recreation.’ It is the latest topic under ‘Environment,’ and the page details the number and types of recreation amenities, […]

June job opportunities

Three job opportunities have come our way this month. Please help our partners find the right addition to their teams by sharing widely! 1) New Bedford Community Connections Coalition seeks Administrative Assistant This is a part-time (30 hours/week) position with NBCCC, which is affiliated with United Way of Greater New Bedford. “Under the direction and […]

June project update

The arrival of summer means that things at our university generally slow down, but that’s never the case at the Urban Initiative. While our team will do our best to get out of the office and enjoy what’s arguably the SouthCoast’s best season, we’ll still have the following projects on our plate. Thankfully, we’ll also […]