Transforming Boston 4: What's Next?

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A high percentage of Boston's population move to the city as adults and many have moved here in the last 20 years and knows very little about the city before it was an economic juggernaut. These New Bostonians are often from different parts of the world and increasingly have political and economic power in the city. What lays ahead for planners and politicians who will work with this new community? Large federal planning grants are long gone and the heyday of linkage and private/public partnerships is past, so what are the economic engines to harness in the future. What are the challenges facing planners? Has pressure on housing and open space has replaced concerns about blight in the public discourse and is climate change now a factor for planners and architects?

John Barros, chief of economic development, City of Boston
Marc Draisen, MAPC
Cassandra Campbell, Fresh Food Generation 

Moderator David Luberoff, Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI)

We are grateful to our underwriter The Architectural Heritage Foundation(AHF) and our contributors The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and The Boston Area Research Initiative BARI) for helping to make these programs possible.

  • The Architectural Heritage Foundation is thrilled to be invited to contribute to MHS’s efforts to understand this critical period of transformation in Boston’s recent past and in particular is providing this support in acknowledgment of the efforts and commitment of its founder, Roger Webb, to the great city of Boston and to helping to turn it around by helping to preserve and save some of the City's most enduring architectural icons.

Non-Profit Partners: 
Boston Architectural College
Architectural Studies Program of the History of Art and Architecture Department at Boston University
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
University of Massachusetts Boston

  • December 02, 2015 at 5:30pm – 7pm