A Community Vision for Charlestown
BSA member firms present their design ideas for a community space within the historic Ropewalk Building at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The participating firms—designLAB architects, Charles Rose Architects, and EYP—have been working closely with the BSA, the National Park Service (NPS), the City of Boston, Boston Landmarks Commission, and Charlestown community members to transform approximately 3,000 sf at one end of the building into a useful and inspired amenity for the neighborhood.
Placemaking in the Context of Affordable Housing: A Case Study
Greg Watson, Director for Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics and former executive director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) joined the Placemaking Network to share his insights on equitable community development.
Allston Esplanade Charrette
On April 18, the BSA and its Urban Design Committee, the City of Boston and MassDOT hosted a participatory design workshop to generate potential design solutions for key moments of the future “Allston Esplanade,” the area that will be created as a result of the planned rebuilding of the I-90 interchange and Allston Viaduct in Boston.