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NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS

The City of New Bedford joined the STAR network as a Leadership Community in September 2016. As a member of the Leadership Program, the City worked towards certification with a cohort of other communities from across the country. On November 7, 2017, the City of New Bedford received the Certified 3-STAR Community Rating.

Learn more about New Bedford: http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/

REPORT

OVERALL SCORES

GOAL AREA Points Achieved
Built Environment 36.7/100
Climate & Energy 47.9/100
Economy & Jobs 52.9/100
Education, Arts & Community 60.7/100
Equity & Empowerment 52.8/100
Health & Safety 46.9/100
Natural Systems 41.7/100
Innovation & Process 17.1/50
Total 356.6/750

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Objective Points Achieved
BE-1: Ambient Noise & Light 2.7/10
BE-2: Community Water Systems 5.5/15
BE-3: Compact & Complete Communities 5.6/20
BE-4: Housing Affordability 1.9/15
BE-5: Infill & Redevelopment 3.7/10
BE-6: Public Parkland 8.8/15
BE-7: Transportation Choices 8.5/15

CLIMATE & ENERGY

Objective Points Achieved
CE-1: Climate Adaptation 3.9/15
CE-2: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation 0.5/15
CE-3: Greening the Energy Supply 6.8/15
CE-4: Energy Efficiency 8.4/15
CE-5: Water Efficiency 1.2/10
CE-6: Local Govt. GHG & Resource Footprint 13.5/15
CE-7: Waste Minimization 13.5/15

ECONOMY & JOBS

Objective Points Achieved
EJ-1: Business Retention & Development 17.1/20
EJ-2: Green Market Development 2.9/15
EJ-3: Local Economy 13.1/15
EJ-4: Quality Jobs & Living Wages 1.1/20
EJ-5: Targeted Industry Development 10.8/15
EJ-6: Workforce Readiness 8.0/15

EDUCATION, ARTS & COMMUNITY

Objective Points Achieved
EAC-1: Arts & Culture 7.0/15
EAC-2: Community Cohesion 17.0/20
EAC-3: Educational Opportunity & Attainment 9.3/20
EAC-4: Historic Preservation 11.5/15
EAC-5: Social & Cultural Diversity 8.3/15
EAC-6: Aging in the Community 7.5/15

EQUITY & EMPOWERMENT

Objective Points Achieved
EE-1: Civic Engagement 6.9/15
EE-2: Civil & Human Rights 7.9/10
EE-3: Environmental Justice 13.3/15
EE-4: Equitable Services & Access 0.6/20
EE-5: Human Services 15.9/20
EE-6: Poverty Prevention & Alleviation 8.2/20

HEALTH & SAFETY

Objective Points Achieved
HS-1: Active Living 4.7/15
HS-2: Community Health 5.4/15
HS-3: Emergency Management & Response 7.9/15
HS-4: Food Access & Nutrition 4.2/15
HS-5: Health Systems 8.7/10
HS-6: Hazard Mitigation 5.3/15
HS-7: Safe Communities 10.8/15

NATURAL SYSTEMS

Objective Points Achieved
NS-1: Green Infrastructure 8.2/20
NS-2: Biodiversity & Invasive Species 1.0/10
NS-3: Natural Resource Protection 11.1/20
NS-4: Outdoor Air Quality 10.5/15
NS-5: Water in the Environment 1.3/20
NS-6: Working Lands 9.6/15

INNOVATION & PROCESS

Objective Points Achieved
IP-1: Best Practices & Processes 0.0/10
IP-2: Exemplary Performance 8.1/10
IP-3: Local Innovation 4.0/20
IP-4: Good Governance 5.0/10