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Boston Smart Utilities—Bootcamp

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  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Professional Development


    Design Enthusiasts

Come learn about the Boston Smart Utilities program—an interdepartmental initiative led by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) aimed toward developing strategies for more sustainable, resilient, equitable, and innovative utility services in the City of Boston.

The discussion will focus on the two implementation tools of the program:

(1) The Smart Utilities Policy for Article 80 Development Review

(2) The Smart Utility Standards

We will also go over how to use the Smart Utilities Checklist to submit the requested information during the Article 80 Development Review process.

These sessions will be tailored to Real Estate Developers, Permitting Consultants, Architects, and Engineers who currently are or will be undergoing the BPDA Article 80 Development Review process.

Both sessions will cover the same information, but different members of the Smart Utilities Steering Committee (SUSC) will be available for Q&A. You or your organization may choose to attend one or both sessions, depending on the SUSC members who will be there:

Thursday, April 25—9:00 am–10:30 am

John ("Tad") Read—BPDA—Sr. Deputy Director for Transportation & Infrastructure Planning
Brad Swing—Mayor's Office of Environment, Energy, and Open Space—Director of Energy Policy and Programs
Bryan Glascock—BPDA—Deputy Director of Regulatory Planning & Zoning
Anne Schwieger—Department of Innovation and Technology—Broadband and Digital Equity Advocate
Matthew Moran—Boston Transportation Department—Transit Team Director
Alison Brizius—Boston Environment Department—Director of Climate and Environmental Planning

Wednesday, May 29—9:00 am–10:30 am

Katie Choe—Public Works Department—Chief Engineer/Director of Construction Management
Amy Cording—Public Improvement Commission—Chief Engineer
Irene McSweeney—Boston Water and Sewer Commission—Director of Construction
Mary Knasas—BPDA—Senior Planner III
Alisha Pegan—Climate Ready Boston Coordinator

You can learn more about the Boston Smart Utilities program at:

This event, organized by the BPDA, is in partnership with the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).

If registration has reached maximum capacity but you are still interested in learning about the program, please email Manuel Esquivel, BPDA, Sr. Infrastructure & Energy Planning Fellow at [email protected]