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Engaging communities + Grant recipients
by BSA staff / August 18, 2017
For over 30 years the BSA Foundation has awarded grants to support public education programs in Massachusetts related to the built environment. Michael Haggerty—a 2016 grantee—received a grant to support “Spring Cleaning,” a place-making program at...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / August 11, 2017
On ten summer Thursdays, the Highland Street Foundation hosts 10 free Thursday morning programs for Boston’s preschool students in Boston Common at the Tadpole playground. The ReadBoston Storymobile attends each week to bring a storyteller and distribute books to participants. Additional...
Provoking change
by BSA staff / July 28, 2017
On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, about 25 members of the BSA community and general public gathered at BSA Space to hear from the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab Summer Fellows about their research projects. This summer, the iLab hosted four Fellows who explored the affordable housing application...
Inspiring vision + Provoking change
by BSA staff / July 21, 2017
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 30 designers, developers, builders, and students joined the BSA Housing Committee for an informational session and charrette on the City of Boston’s Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) pilot program. This program was presented in partnership with the Mayor’s...
Engaging communities + Provoking change
by BSA staff / July 14, 2017
In March 2016, the play structure at the Charles M. Sumner Elementary School in Roslindale was destroyed by an act of arson. The Sumner schoolyard serves as a play space for over 600 students, as well as community members when school is not in session. With the help of City Councilor Michelle Wu, a...
Engaging communities + Grant recipients
by BSA staff / July 7, 2017
For  more than 30 years the BSA Foundation has awarded grants to support public education programs in Massachusetts related to the built environment. Urbano Project, Inc.—a 2015 grantee—received a grant to support Nomadic Civic Sculpture. Urbano...