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The BSA Urban Design Committee explores big ideas about cities. Planning, transit, landscape, policy and design are common themes of regular lectures, panels and discussions.

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Committee Chairs
Paul Lukez FAIA / plukez@lukez.com
Patrick Tedesco AIA / ptedesco@nbbj.com
Meera Deean / deean@utiledesign.com
The Urban Design Committee is part of the Urban Design Commission.

Upcoming Events

May 25, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects/AIA for the announcement of the Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition winners, hear jury members discuss inspiring ideas that emerged from the competition, and celebrate all the participants. 

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Updates

Do you have a dream for your community? Maybe it’s bike lanes, or a better transit system, or more outdoor cafes....
A panel discussion, moderated by Marty Jones, CEO of MassDevelopment.   Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:30 pm BSA Space,...
The BSA is launching a new program designed to engage local architects in early stage thinking about major urban design...
  Open Source Urbanism Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6:30 pm at BSA Space Advances in place-based technologies promise to...
Joan Busquets BSA Space Thursday, May 8th, 2014 6:30 pm   Joan Busquets is Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and...
Helen Lochhead Thursday, April 17th at 6:30pm BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston   In the wake of Hurricane Sandy...
Featuring: Steve Miller, Trustees Collaborative for Boston Parks / Livable Streets Matt Kiefer, Trustees Collaborative for...
Kent Larson will be speaking at the BSA on March 6, 2014, as part of the UD Committee's 2014 lecture series. Kent...
                  Somervision: What makes a City Hip THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 6:...
Get urban—fast! Join the BSA’s Urban Design Committee for a holiday Pecha Kucha-inspired celebration. Twelve...

Past Events

April 21, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A napkin sketch and spoken word exploration of a 21st century bridge The Northern Avenue Bridge Ideas Competition is open, and the City of...
March 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Boston’s story is often told in part through its history of mapping. City maps reveal how the land is shaped and what values were important to the cartographers and citizens who commissioned them. Ubiquitous visual tools today, maps also talk about property, insurance, neighborhoods, history, religion, politics, and even the future. Join us on Tuesday, March 1, to learn more about some provocative past depictions of Boston using the visual language of maps.

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October 22, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TOD (Transit Oriented Development) has been part of our urban design lexicon for decades since it was introduced by Peter Calthorpe, Doug Kelbaugh...
October 1, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Case Studies: Public Art and Architecture in Airports Anyone who's passed through Logan Airport Terminal C’s Parking Lobby, has ...
September 24, 2015 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Northpoint is a hidden gem located on the Charles River, Northpoint Park with direct access to the Lechmere "T" Station. In addition to the already available outdoor amenities with options for kayaking, biking, sailing and jogging, the development will bring retail, dining and entertainment to the streets surrounding the new Green Line "T" station. The new residences, serving a wide range of income levels, will be located at the crossroads of academic and commercial research and innovation, with easy access to hospitals, universities, Cambridge, downtown Boston, surrounding communities along the Green line and other neighborhoods accessible by foot and bicycle. The development anticipate a total of 2,800 housing units when completed.

Please join the Housing and Urban Design Committees on September 24th at 4:30PM to tour the Northpoint Neighborhood and hear from the developer and City of Cambridge's representative about the process to creating this new Transit Oriented Development. We will meet at the Northpoint Park.

Graphic designed by Alex Atwood

 

For those who qualify, 1 LU is available

 

This tour is being hosted by the Housing Committee and Urban Design Committee

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