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Designing Boston: Parochialism vs. Production

January 30, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public
Where: Fort Point Room, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Designing Boston: Parochialism vs. Production

Housing Boston's Neighborhoods

How can market-rate housing be built that meets the needs of real Bostonians? Without abandoning the small, historic scale of Boston neighborhoods, how can new housing projects both optimize construction costs and meet unit goals for a growing population?

The ninth in the Designing Boston series, this panel will be a discussion with Boston City Councilors about housing creation. This conversation will unpack enduring issues such as tensions between policymakers and community members and challenges posed by codes, as it also highlights successful examples of housing creation.

Panelists:
Bill Linehan, city councilor, District 2, City of Boston
Frank Baker, city councilor, District 3, City of Boston
Tito Jackson, city councilor, District 7, City of Boston

Moderated by Michael P. Ross, former city council president, City of Boston

For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available.

About the Designing Boston Series

This series provides a forum to discuss current trends and concerns in architecture and urban planning that may shape Boston’s future. Topics include designing for transportation, walkability, and climate change, and meeting housing demands of this growing city. Go to series page.

This program is supported by the BSA Foundation.

Image: South Boston, modified. Credit: Mike Lawrie.