Health & Environment

“King Tide” Brings Record Sea Level Rise to Boston’s Waterfront

Boston’s waterfront saw its highest tide of the year last week, known as “King Tide.” The relative position of the sun and moon created a tide nearly 2 1/2 feet higher than average. Using estimates of recent climate change research, it also showed how the cityscape will look as the average Boston Harbor height around Read More…

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Wednesday Night Lecture: Preparing for the Rising Tide in Boston’s North End

As sea levels rise and chronic flooding becomes the new normal, even master dike builders such as the Dutch are moving to more flexible, resilient solutions. The concept of “Living with Water” is the strategy of allowing defined areas to flood or contain water in order to prevent damage to other areas. Julie Wormser, Executive Read More…

Real Estate

Boston Living With Water Competition Finalists; Prince Building Designs

After reviewing dozens of Boston Living With Water proposals, a jury has selected nine finalists that will move on to compete for a $20,000 grand prize. The North End’s Prince Building is one of three focus sites along with the Fort Point neighborhood and Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. The climate change competition is intended to develop strategies for rising sea Read More…

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Designing With Water – New Rising Tide Strategies for Boston’s Waterfront

The Boston Harbor Association and Sasaki Associates released a new report on outstanding climate-resilient designs from other cities such as Rotterdam, Seoul and New Orleans. The report, Designing with Water: Creative Examples from Around the Globe, provides Boston-relevant case studies on how our historic waterfront city can not only survive but thrive in the face Read More…

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The North End Waterfront and Sea Level Rise in Boston Harbor [Video Presentation]

The Boston Harbor Association gave an updated presentation to the North End community with their latest information and outlook regarding the rising tide in Boston Harbor and its potential flooding impacts on neighborhood residents, businesses and property owners. Most recently, a new preliminary flood zone map was issued by FEMA that includes much of the Read More…

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Preparing for the Rising Tide in the North End / Waterfront [Meeting Video]

Over 50 people attended a North End / Waterfront community meeting, “Preparing for the Rising Tide,” featuring a presentation by Julie Wormser, Executive Director of The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA). The meeting was held on June 19, 2013 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel. Hurricane Sandy was a wake up call for Boston (See: Flooding Read More…