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Stories: Engaging communities

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...
Engaging communities
by BSA staff / June 30, 2017
Boston festival of architecture and design During the Common Boston festival weekend on June 3 and 4, the Greater Boston area opened its doors to the public for design exploration. Visitors chose their own adventures from the Common Boston booklet. Some focused on exploring local sacred sites...
Engaging communities + Inspiring vision
by BSA staff / June 16, 2017
Children design stage sets for their favorite stories while discovering new, creative ways to solve problems This past school year, BSA Foundation architects worked with Boston children on a project called All the World’s a Stage. In collaboration with the Boston Public Library’s...
Engaging communities
by BSA staff / June 9, 2017
One weekend. Your city unlocked. The BSA Foundation is proud to report that #CB17, the second year of Greater Boston’s open-house festival weekend, was a huge success—with vastly improved weather from 2016! The BSA Foundation thanks Common Boston site partners, community partners,...
Engaging communities + Provoking change
by Julia McElhinney / June 2, 2017
On Wednesday May 10, Implementation, the fourth and final event in the Fulfilling the Promise: Community Building and the Emerald Necklace series, shared the knowledge and know-how needed to successfully complete Boston’s Emerald Necklace along Columbia Road. The panelists brought both...