Regional CEO group to look at Detroit’s public spaces

“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.”

→Source: Crain's Detroit Business

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

A Storm-Resilient Park in Queens

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

GE throws support behind Walsh’s new coastal resilience plan

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s newly announced Resilient Boston Harbor plan largely depends on support from the business community and private landowners. Boston-based GE, the state’s largest company by revenue, says it’s fully on board.

→Source: Boston Business Journal

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh lays out bold vision to fight climate change in city

In front of a crowd of Greater Boston business leaders, Mayor Marty Walsh laid out an ambitious vision of public projects to combat the future impacts of climate change in Boston.

→Source: MassLive

City Unveils Transformative Plan to Create Resilient, Open Boston Harbor

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today rolled out a comprehensive and transformative vision that will invest in Boston’s waterfront to protect the City’s residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of rising sea level and climate change. Announced in his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s plan, “Resilient Boston Harbor,” lays out strategies along Boston’s 47-mile shoreline that will increase access and open space along the waterfront while better protecting the city during a major flooding event.

→Source: City of Boston

Walsh calls for major investment to guard city against flooding

Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Wednesday will roll out an array of projects designed to protect Boston from rising sea levels. And he’s asking business leaders for their help to make them happen.

→Source: The Boston Globe

Elevating Sargent’s Wharf, Columbus, Langone Parks and Long Wharf in “Resilient Boston Harbor” Plan

The City Hall strategy is a step forward in protecting the city from rising sea levels, especially during major storms and flooding events.

→Source: North End Waterfront

Walsh puts focus on missing Greenway link, Morrissey re-design in Chamber speech

Laying out resiliency plans for each of Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods, Walsh envisioned a “resilient, accessible, and connected Dorchester shore,” and called for preventative measures at various high-risk flood points, including Moakley Park on the border of South Boston and Dorchester.

→Source: Dorchester Reporter

Boston climate change effects the target of major new public-private effort

Called “Resilient Boston Harbor,” the plan would enlist private developers and other companies as well as nonprofit stakeholders and City Hall in developing and implementing strategies to prevent and to mitigate flooding. In announcing the plan at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce forum, Walsh did not hold back.

→Source: Curbed Boston

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