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A Better Environment: Boston's Urban Coastal Sustainability

June 29, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public.
Where: 105 Shillman Hall, Northeastern University

A Better Environment: Boston's Urban Coastal Sustainability

In response to shifting environmental and economic scenarios, the City of Boston and its professional community of designers, planners, developers and policy makers have invested significantly in assessing the city's sustainable future. In particular, public initiatives such as the Green Ribbon Commission and the Greenovate Boston Climate Action Plan set forth goals for climate change resiliency that envision new approaches to Boston's coastline and urban infrastructure. At the same time, Boston 2024 calls for redevelopment of key coastal locations using sustainable practices. Together, how do these efforts create innovative mitigation, adaptation and management strategies for next generation Boston? What are the challenges and opportunities of building a better environment for 2024 and beyond?


Matt Kiefer
Goulston & Storrs


Wendi Goldsmith
Center for Urban Watershed Renewal, Boston

Nina Chase
Sasaki Associates

Jane Amidon
Urban Landscape Program, Northeastern

Scott Bishop
Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Nicole Holmes
Nitsch Engineering

Bud Ris
Barr Foundation 

Boston Futures: 2024 and Beyond

Boston Futures is a community discussion series about the future of Boston and how Boston’s Olympic and Paralympic bid might help us achieve a shared vision for that future. Free and open to the public, these conversations will explore how hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 could help catalyze progress on key initiatives and ideas that will define Boston in the year 2030, the city’s 400th anniversary, and beyond. Intended to engage designers, planners, innovators, and more, this series provides attendees the opportunity to ask questions, gain additional insight from experts who have faced similar challenges, and consider the possibilities for Boston's future. 

Planned topics for discussion include mobility, housing, open space, sustainability, health, and innovation.

Boston Futures is co-organized by the following participating hosts: Boston 2024, Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Northeastern University School of Architecture, ULI Boston, and The Venture Café.

To learn more, visit the Boston Futures: 2024 and Beyond series page.

To get involved, please email, follow us on Twitter @BOSFutures, and like our Facebook page – Boston Futures.