Downtown Waterfront Coastal Resilience Study

Starting in 2019, this study will be conducted in various neighborhoods, including the Wharf District, as part of city’s Resilient Boston Harbor vision to protect our waterfront from rising sea level and climate change.

→Source: North End Waterfront

Community Meeting/Open House on Northern Avenue Bridge

The City of Boston is hosting a community meeting about the Northern Avenue Bridge project. It will begin with an open house where participants can view project materials, learn more about the current bridge’s structural analysis, mobility evaluation, placemaking, and design process, and speak with members of the project team. A presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by time for Q&A.

Date: November 28, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: District Hall
More Information: northernavebridgebos.com/news-meetings

The Businesses That Benefit From A Clean Harbor Should Help Boston Address Climate Change

If we are serious about a vision for Boston that allows us not simply to survive rising oceans, but to create an environment and conditions under which our city can thrive, it’s going to take substantial contribution and involvement from the private sector. Because it’s going to be expensive.

→Source: WBUR

Reimagining the Future of Boston’s Waterfront

Nick Black of The Trustees guest authors a blog post on what Trustees learned in a recent survey of Boston residents, with widespread support for a waterfront that is resilient and open to all.

→Source: Barr Foundation

Building a waterfront park in Boston can be tricky

Erickson [of Trustees of Reservations] plans to remind members on Thursday that the Trustees’ roots are here, in the city of Boston, growing from an initial goal of carving out open space as the city became industrialized more than a century ago. Boston is in the midst of a new kind of boom now, but Erickson says the importance of connecting the public with the waterfront hasn’t changed.

→Source: The Boston Globe

Mayor’s Column: How We Are Addressing Climate Change in Boston

“I am proud of the progress that Boston has made this year in so many areas, but there is one area of concern which impacts our future more than any other: climate change. It’s an urgent priority, and one which Boston must take aggressive steps to address if we hope to continue down this path towards a more prosperous, equitable, and resilient society.”

→Source: North End Waterfront

New England Aquarium Lecture Series: Inclusive Community Resilience Building in East Boston

Three East Boston leaders [Magdalena Ayed, The Harborkeepers; Alex DeFronzo, Piers Park Sailing Center; and Kannan Thiruvengadam, Eastie Farms and The Friends of the East Boston Greenway] are taking steps to engage diverse residents in activities to help foster community resilience in light of the challenges. The New England Aquarium is collaborating with these leaders on a project called Communities Advancing Science Literacy. The panelists will discuss why they do their work, how it is making a positive difference, and how more people can get involved to foster community resilience.

Date: November 1, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: New England Aquarium IMAX Theatre
More Information: support.neaq.org

City plan for Dot waterfront resilience rests in state hands

Dorchester’s climate plan, as Walsh described it, is largely pinned to massive state-controlled projects like the Morrissey Boulevard redesign, the continuation of the Neponset Greenway across a particularly flooding-susceptible leg of the harbor marsh, and the 20-acre Bayside site, presently owned by UMass.

→Source: Dorchester Reporter

Launch of Seaport ferry service delayed to 2019

The employer-funded ferry service connecting North Station with the Seaport District is now expected to launch early next year, not this fall as previously anticipated.

→Source: Boston Business Journal

Environmentalists Want a Sit-Down with Mayor Walsh Over Substation

L24ocal environmentalists from East Boston and Chelsea gathered at Boston City Hall to deliver 700 postcards to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh asking for the mayor to meet with residents on both sides of the Chelsea Creek to discuss alternatives to placing Eversource’s proposed substation along the creek

→Source: Chelsea Record

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