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Boston Living with Water

Canals...living shorelines...adaptation over time...See the winning solutions to the Boston Living with Water competition!  

Boston Living with Water, an open international design competition, sought design solutions envisioning a beautiful, vibrant, and resilient Boston that is prepared for end-of-the-century climate conditions and rising sea levels. Fifty teams composed of more than 340 individuals hailing from eight different countries participated in this two-stage competition.  Nine semi-finalists were selected earlier this spring, three for each of three sites. Teams included groups of academics, leading professionals, and large multi-office collaborations.  

Special guest, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the three outstanding winning teams at a reception held at BSA Space on June 8. Funded by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Barr Foundation, each of the three main winners will receive a $13,000 prize. In addition, an honorable mention will receive $5,000.

See the winning solutions here.


BAC Huxtable Fellows tackle Living with Water in Eastie

The Boston Architectural College's (BAC's) six Ada Louise “Huxtable Fellows” students, who have been working with the BSA Foundation-funded CDRC and the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, also recently focused on the issues of sea-level rise and climate change in East Boston. Based on analysis and discussions with real people and places, the Huxtables crafted a menu of actions that residents can take now to make themselves more resilient.  Learn more about the Huxtable Fellows' presentation here. View their presentation below.