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.
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.
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.
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
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