Should Burke Lakefront Airport close? Coalition keeps important question alive
Cities across the U.S. and around the world have been revitalizing their waterfronts for decades, reaping benefits in livability, environmental sustainability, climate resilience, and economic vitality. But 15 years after it finished the biggest lakefront plan in a half century, Cleveland is still far behind waterfront cities including Chicago and Toronto and playing catch-up. One of the biggest obstacles to a transformation is Burke Lakefront Airport, a 450-acre facility built on landfill, with 3.1 miles of Lake Erie shoreline around its edges.→Source: The Plain Dealer
Pitch A Blanket Day on Boston’s Waterfront
Join Boston Waterfront Partners to celebrate and enjoy public spaces on Boston’s waterfront. Pack a picnic, pitch a blanket, and enjoy games with friends and neighbors—and learn more about your rights along Boston’s waterfront, too.
Date: July 25, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Location: The Public Green, Seaport District (1 Marina Park Drive)
More Information and RSVP: clf.org/publicspace
What’s next for Peddocks Island? Advocates are planning its future — and they want the public’s help
A sampling of ideas [are] being floated as part of the Peddocks Island Vision Plan, a long-term project to reimagine and develop the second-largest Boston Harbor island, with the hope of attracting more visitors to its shorelines.→Source: The Boston Globe
Chelsea Creek Visioning Community Meeting
Help shape the future of the Chelsea Creek waterfront in Chelsea and East Boston. Breakfast and lunch, interpretation, and childcare will be provided.
Date: June 1, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Kelly Elementary School, Mary C. Burke Complex, Chelsea
More Information: facebook.com/events
Beyond Walls Launches an Idea for Lynn’s Waterfront
The creative nonprofit has partnered with MassDevelopment and the civic crowdfunding platform Patronicity to build a temporary waterfront park at the Lynn Ferry Terminal, according to a press release. They need to raise $50,000 before they can get it up and running.→Source: ItemLive
As Boston Pursues Climate Resilience, Some Warn Efforts Could Make Inequality Worse
The city’s resilience initiatives are wrapped in the language of equity — in Walsh’s words, representing “Boston’s historic commitment to our collective well-being.” But some experts worry the push for climate adaptation could make inequality worse, a possible multiplier of the so-called “green gentrification” they say is already underway in two neighborhoods at the center of the city’s climate resilience strategy: East Boston and South Boston.→Source: WBUR
City Announces New Capital Funding For Cutillo Park Study, North End Library and Columbus Playground
The city funding is dedicated to public community spaces. It is worth noting that all three new projects respond to needs highlighted by local residents through various non-profit “Friends” groups, such as the recently formed Friends of Cutillo Park, Friends of the North End Branch Library and Friends of Christopher Columbus Park.→Source: North End Waterfront
Resilient Harbor Vision Youth Panel
Boston high school students will reflect on the City’s Resilient Boston Harbor vision and investigate the meaning of resiliency, the vision they have for Boston, and their role in implementing solutions.
Date: April 4, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Location: Boston City Hall
More Information: greenovateboston.org/boston_design_week_2019
City sets out a ‘bold vision’ for Moakley Park
The Moakley Park of the future would include a new berm to protect against coastal flooding, the elimination of the section of Day Boulevard that runs along Carson Beach, and the creation of a new track and football stadium under a conceptual plan unveiled by city of Boston officials and presented by representatives of its design team last Thursday during a community meeting in South Boston.→Source: Dorchester Reporter
$25 million in private funds to help build waterfront park in SF’s Bayview
One of San Francisco’s long-elusive recreational goals — a large and lively waterfront park on the city’s southeastern edge — is $25 million closer to becoming reality. The grant from the John Pritzker Family Fund, a local foundation, will pay for environmental remediation as well as design and partial construction of an 8-acre park along India Basin, in the Bayview district.→Source: San Francisco Chronicle
- Friends of the East Boston Greenway: →Monthly Meeting
- Friends of the Boston HarborWalk: →Monthly Meeting