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Stories: Engaging communities

Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / May 26, 2017
Every year students from the Martin Luther King School in Boston participate in a mentoring program through MassHousing, known as STARR (Striving Toward Academic Recognition and Respect). MassHousing staff mentor third through fifth graders at MLK Elementary School, serving as volunteers in...
Engaging communities + Grant recipients
by BSA staff / May 19, 2017
For over 30 years the BSA Foundation has awarded grants to support public education programs in Massachusetts related to the built environment. Rose Kennedy Greenway—a 2015 grantee—received a grant to support Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. The program...
Engaging communities + Provoking change
by Julia McElhinney / May 12, 2017
On Monday, May 1, the BSA Foundation hosted its third of four community conversations focused on enhancing the Emerald Necklace and Columbia Road corridor. This event, entitled Examples from Elsewhere: Copenhagen and Indianapolis, shared ideas and insights from other urban park and trail planning...
Engaging communities + Provoking change
by Julia McElhinney / May 4, 2017
Examples from Elsewhere: NYC and Washington DC On Tuesday, April 25, the BSA Foundation hosted its second of four community conversations focused on enhancing the Emerald Necklace and Columbia Road corridor. This event, entitled Examples from Elsewhere: NYC and Washington DC, explored lessons...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / April 28, 2017
Over 30 Boston Design Week attendees were treated to a personal tour of Road to Revolution: A 30 Day Journey Across Cuba by curator, traveler, and photographer Abby Gordon. For 30 days in the summer of 2015 architectural designer Abby Gordon traversed the island of Cuba as Shepley Bulfinch’s...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / April 20, 2017
KidsBuild! celebrated 25 years in April complete with a new logo, a ‘birthday card’ and a weekend filled with building. KidsBuild! is the largest annual Family Design Day event and provides children with a hands-on, interactive learning experience. The event was developed by the...