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
“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
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
“Everyone is focused on public space right now and improving it in Detroit as the city comes back,” [Laura] Trudeau said. Despite the disparate ownership, management and funding streams, it’s important to think holistically about Detroit’s public spaces, she said. “The value of the system is the sum of all the parts.”
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
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
Once a hodge-podge of industrial sites, the waterfront where Newtown Creek empties into the East River has transformed into an 11-acre greenery replete with native wildlife, marshlands, a ship-like scenic overlook of Manhattan’s skyline, a cafe, playground, dog park, kayak launch pad, outdoor gym, and more.→Source: CityLab
John Walkey, the waterfront initiative coordinator for the community-based organization GreenRoots, said his group has been trying to meet with the mayor “for about a year,” to voice their opposition due to the proposed electrical substation. Walkey gave credit to Walsh for some of the work that has been done as part of the Climate Ready East Boston Plan, but said allowing a substation would counter its progress.→Source: Boston Herald