There is something to prove: That given the opportunity to build a new neighborhood [at Suffolk Downs], we don’t develop another white rich enclave like the Seaport, that new Boston isn’t just for those who can afford it and that this time around development will be far more inclusive.→Source: The Boston Globe
The Boston Business Journal spoke with Charnow to ask about the museum’s current priorities as well as how the Seaport’s growing population impacts its strategic plan.→Source: Boston Business Journal
Neighbors’ concerns range from traffic to gentrification, but it’s the sticking point of climate resilience that illustrates the difficulties that could lie ahead for communities trying to leverage private investment to fortify the waterfront.→Source: Dorchester Report & WBUR
The developers who want to turn South Boston’s shuttered L Street Power Station into a huge complex of housing and office space know that rising seas will someday come for their waterfront site. Now they’re releasing a video that shows, in vivid detail, just how much and where that water might go.→Source: The Boston Globe
Wetlands such as [the Great Marsh] are crucial buffers against the damaging effects of rising sea levels from climate change. Yet the very forces unleashed by global warming are pounding away at the Great Marsh and other saltwater wetlands: higher tides — more than 8 inches here over the past century — and a 20 percent increase in precipitation over roughly the same period.→Source: The Boston Globe
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
Join the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) for an open house on the City of Boston’s efforts to promote buildings that are better adapted to coastal flooding and sea level rise. This is an opportunity to learn about the development of flood resilient building guidelines and resiliency zoning, talk to experts, and provide input.
Date: May 14, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: East Boston YMCA
More Information: bostonplans.org/news-calendar
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