Welcome to the spring 2016 Myra Kraft Open Classroom, which will focus on “Shaping Boston’s Future: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges.” The impetus for this series is the Walsh Administration’s Imagine Boston 2030 initiative, which seeks to create Boston’s first citywide plan in 50 years. We will spend the semester exploring various aspects of these efforts. To do so, each Open Classroom will feature remarks by a mix of public officials, civic leaders, and local scholars, conversation among the speakers, and questions and conversation with the people who attend the sessions. As always, all the sessions are free and open to the public.
"Enhancing the Public Realm": The city shapes the public realm in three interrelated ways: design review of projects, investment in public spaces, and use of public ways. This panel will focus on how the city does (and might) use these approaches to advance Imagine Boston 2030’s larger goals.
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