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Bring on the Joy: New Strategies for Citizen Engagement

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    Free and open to the public

In Boston, urban planning can be a slow and tedious endeavor. But why can’t imagining the future of our neighborhoods be a joyful experience? Inspired by the city’s comprehensive Imagine Boston 2030 process, this workshop will explore new methods of engagement that go well beyond the traditional meeting in a church basement, working at the intersection of planning, placemaking, design, and development.

Join Russell Preston, founder of the planning and design firm Principle Group, and a board member of The Congress for the New Urbanism, New England Chapter, for an interactive workshop about our city's future.

For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available

This is a program of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA and Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, in association with ArchitectureBoston magazine’s Spring 2016 issue, Framework.

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About the spring 2016 Myra Kraft Open Classroom
Led by David Luberoff, visiting professor of practice at Northeastern University's School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and senior project advisor at the Boston Area Research Initiative, this spring's Open Classroom series will focus on "Shaping Boston's Future: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges." The series will explore various aspects of this effort via sessions that will feature remarks by a mix of public officials, civic leaders, and local scholars, conversation among the speakers, and questions and conversations with the people who attend the sessions.