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Engaging communities + Inspiring vision + Provoking change
by Gerard Georges / September 8, 2017
“Hip-hop is modernism’s post-occupancy evaluation.”—Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architecture We recently invited the city of Boston to step outside traditional architecture channels and explore the built environment through a different lens—hip hop. As a long-time supporter...
Provoking change
by BSA staff / July 28, 2017
On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, about 25 members of the BSA community and general public gathered at BSA Space to hear from the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab Summer Fellows about their research projects. This summer, the iLab hosted four Fellows who explored the affordable housing application...
Inspiring vision + Provoking change
by BSA staff / July 21, 2017
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, 30 designers, developers, builders, and students joined the BSA Housing Committee for an informational session and charrette on the City of Boston’s Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) pilot program. This program was presented in partnership with the Mayor’s...
Engaging communities + Provoking change
by BSA staff / July 14, 2017
*Updated November 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...
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...
Engaging communities + Provoking change
by Julia McElhinney / May 12, 2017
On Monday, May 1, the BSA Foundation hosted its third of four community conversations focused on enhancing the Emerald Necklace and Columbia Road corridor. This event, entitled Examples from Elsewhere: Copenhagen and Indianapolis, shared ideas and insights from other urban park and trail planning...