Featured Health & Environment

Boston Harbor Now Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Harborwalk with Panel Discussion

Boston Harbor Now, an organization dedicated to bringing the Boston Harbor back to the people, hosted a panel that invited waterfront leaders from across North America to talk about how their cities are developing their waterfront spaces on Thursday evening. Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Boston’s Harborwallk throughout the month of October, the organization invited Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

Boston Planning and Development Agency Releases Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors recently approved adoption of the Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines at their September Board Meeting. The Guidelines, which build on Mayor Marty Walsh’s Climate Ready Boston (CRB) initiative, are intended to serve as a reference for residents, business owners and developers. The goal of the Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

As The Tide Turns: Climate Ready Boston Presents Update To Wharf District Council

Alisha Pegan, Climate Ready Boston Coordinator, along with Joe Christo, BPDA’s Resilience and Waterfront Planner, delivered a project update to members of the Wharf District Council (WDC) earlier this week. The project goals have assembled around four themes: Engagement, Short-Term Solutions, Long-Term Solutions, and Implementation. The engagement piece is pivotal for matters of this magnitude Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment

Climate Ready Downtown and North End Presentation & Open House

The City of Boston will host the second community event for Climate Ready Downtown & North End on Tuesday, July 16 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the BSA Space, 290 Congress Street. From 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. there will be a presentation from the project design team. They will give an update Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment

Open House on Flood Resilient Building Guidelines & Resiliency Zoning June 17

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will host an open house on Monday, June 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the public to hear about the City’s efforts to promote buildings that are better adapted to coastal flooding and sea level rise. The open house will be held at the Leventhal Room Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Meetings

Boston’s Environment Commissioner Talks Climate Resiliency for North End / Downtown [Video]

Chris Cook, chief of environment, energy and open spaces, for the City of Boston spoke to residents regarding the 2019 resiliency study for the North End and Downtown waterfront. With flooding now a regular occurrence on the waterfront, the Climate Ready Boston initiative aims to prepare Boston for the long-term impacts of climate change and rising Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

North End / Downtown Neighborhood Climate Planning Kicks Off With High Resident Engagement [Video]

The City of Boston hosted a poster session to introduce the Climate Ready North End and Downtown projects at a March 12th meeting. Residents filled the Pilot House venue to capacity to hear from city officials and take part in the planning exercise. With flooding now a regular occurrence on the waterfront, the Climate Ready Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment

Open House for Climate Resiliency Plans in North End & Downtown March 12

The City of Boston will host an open house to discuss the Climate Ready Downtown and North End projects on Tuesday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Avenue. District-level planning for Climate Ready Boston, an initiative to prepare Boston for the long-term impacts of climate change and Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

North End Climate Resilience Planning Part of Mayor Walsh’s 2019 Environment & Transportation Agenda

Mayor Walsh has announced his 2019 environment and transportation legislative package containing six bills focused on preparing for and mitigating climate change, as well as advancing transportation projects and increasing safety on city streets. The first of two environmental bills focuses on the Mayor’s plan for a Resilient Boston Harbor to protect against rising sea levels Read More…

Community Featured Government

Wharf District Council Discusses Coastal Resilience

The Wharf District Council met to discuss the coastal resilience study as it applies to Downtown Boston and the North End. Two years ago, the Boston Environment Department created a broad report on how to handle the climate changing decades from now and what to do with Boston’s waterfront areas. One of the recommendations of the Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

Charlestown Lower Mystic Design Ideas Open House June 14

Join the Mystic River Watershed Association and Climate Ready Boston for an Open House on Thursday, June 14 to hear ideas about the future of the waterfront space around the Schraffts Building in Charlestown. Come share your thoughts about design ideas for this waterfront space, including public access, open space and walking/biking improvements. The open house Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment Meetings

We Are Boston’s Waterfront Discusses Future Planning, What We Can Do Now

We Are Boston’s Waterfront hosted a community meeting with the Conservation Law Foundation on January 17, prompted by the recent storm flooding, to discuss the changes we are seeing to the waterfront and how we can plan for the future. Over 60 residents from the North End, Waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods attended, packing the Golden Goose Cafe Read More…