Ten Gateway Cities – many home to close MPHA partners and Mass in Motion programs – have been identified by MassDevelopment to receive enhanced assistance in physical and economic development that could have significant public health impacts. The 2014 Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) aims to accelerate investments in thriving, mixed-use, walkable districts. Investments in these communities will “link resources to ideas”, fostering local partnerships in order to engage the community and increase community well-being. The ten communities are Brockton, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lynn, New Bedford, Peabody, Pittsfield, Revere, Springfield, and Worcester. Two additional Gateway Cities, Everett and Malden, will receive directed regional planning and implementation assistance to advance their district visions.
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