On Tuesday night, candidates hoping to represent Boston’s harbor neighborhoods sat down to discuss issues concerning both Districts 1 and 2 as well as Greater Boston. All candidates from both districts appeared, with Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer, and Stephen Passacantilli representing District 1; and from District 2, Corey Dinopoulos, Ed Flynn, Joe Kebartas, Mike Kelley, Peter Lin-Marcus, Erica Tritta, and Kora Roberts Katz Vakil.
Boston Harbor Now, the Boston Society of Architects, and the BSA Foundation organized the panel around questions of development, design, water transportation, climate change, resilience, equity, and access for all.
The forum laid a foundation from which further conversation can grow. The candidates addressed their neighbors’ concerns in a public setting, and the discussion spread beyond the confines of the event itself. Partner organizations Conservation Law Foundation, Harborkeepers, the New England Aquarium, the Trustees of Reservations, the Urban Land Institute Boston/New England, and the Wharf District Council helped organize and publicize ideas –bringing valuable insights and ideas to the table.
(All photos by Christian Merfeld of Boston Harbor Now)