StreetTalk: Connecting our Urban Greenways - Building the Emerald Network




Julia-Africa_web.jpgJulia Africa  MdesS, MAOM
Program Leader:
Nature, Health, & the Built Environment

Harvard School of Public Health


cheri_ruane-web.jpgCheri Ruane  RLA
Vice President, Spurr Design Studio
President (incoming), BSLA



The Emerald Network—a vision for 200 miles of seamless shared-use paths across the Metro Boston area is an ambitious goal. With more than 100 miles of the network already built, and 30 miles in design or construction—the remaining 70 miles is a significant, but not impossible gap to fill. What role could the Emerald Network play in not only increasing mobility options for people in the Metro area, but also tackling challenges like economic development, equity, climate change and public health in urban Boston? How do we build it? What are the challenges? How do we get there?

Join us for a StreetTalk* discussion with a panel of experts who will grapple with these questions, chat with the audience and hopefully inspire you to get involved! The StreetTalk will be preceded by a short networking reception.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 pm   Emerald Networking Reception (cash bar)
6:30 - 8:00 pm   StreetTalk: Connecting our Urban Greenways

Boston Society of Architects
290 Congress St #200, Boston, MA 02210 

FREE for LivableStreets and Boston Society of Architects Members
$10 for non-members
Become a member today and get in to this StreetTalk and other LivableStreets member events for free!

Online registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome! See you tonight!

**StreetTalks are LivableStreets’ discussion series. They are forums for learning, a time to discuss important issues and a way for us to gain feedback from our constituents. Over the years our StreetTalks have grown from a few dozen attendees to more than 200 attendees at our most recent event. To learn more visit:

  • November 03, 2015 at 5:30pm – 8pm
  • Boston Society of Architects
    290 Congress St
    Boston, MA 02210
    United States
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  • Stacy Thompson