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Courtney Humphries (“[Re]Invention,” page 20) is a PhD student in environmental science at the University of Massachusetts Boston and a journalist specializing in science, nature, and the built environment.

John Duff is associate professor of Environmental Law and Policy at UMass Boston, specializing in coastal management and science communication.

Both are affiliated with the Coasts and Communities program of UMass Boston’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), a transdisciplinary fellowship sponsored by the National Science Foundation.


Steven Cecil AIA, ASLA (“Skyscrapers of the seas,” page 26) leads Harriman’s Boston office and its Planning Studio, located in a historic building once part of the original Central Wharf. His professional practice has included plans and projects for ports, cruise and ferry terminals, commercial fishing facilities, waterfront development, and parks throughout New England and nationally.


Bryan Irwin AIA (“Copenhagen: Iterative and a bit impish,” page 28) trained as both an architect and a landscape architect. His practice, Bryan Irwin Architects, focuses on institutions and organizations at the intersection of the public and private realms.


Amelia Thrall AIA (“Vancouver: Transparency, social and structural,” page 28) is an architect at ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge and a volunteer at the Boston chapter of Open Architecture Collaborative.


Dan Adams (“Arriving/Departing,” page 32) is the interim director of the School of Architecture at Northeastern University and a founding partner of Landing Studio, which focuses on designing infrastructural landscapes in cities. Landing Studio has designed port operations, public access landscapes, and events on industrial waterfronts.


Alice Brown (“Ferry me home,” page 36) is director of transportation at the nonprofit Boston Harbor Now, where she is working to promote and expand water transportation options throughout Boston Harbor. She previously managed Boston’s citywide mobility plan, Go Boston 2030, and is an advocate for improving walking, cycling, and transit networks.


Terri Evans (“Time’s sentry,” page 56) is a writer and editor who lives in Natick, where she serves on the town’s planning board and the board of the local historical society. She spent nine years as communications manager at Shepley Bulfinch and shares stories of Boston’s architectural history and urban development as a guide with Boston By Foot.