Some “essential questions” to open the conversation

  • How might we reduce energy stresses on commercial and residential building?
  • Should we consider building more compactly, and what are the pluses and minuses?
    • increase in density
    • easier to get to transportation
    • easier for elderly to navigate and stay in homes
    • cost of transportation in town….i.e. shuttle
    • 128 public/private partnerships
    • Shared open spaces


  • James Regulinski, Olin College
  • Dora Chi, Needham High School


  • Devra Bailin – Economic Development Director, Town of Needham
    • (781) 455-7500 ext 213

Topical Resources

Breakout Group Basics