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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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Sea Level Rise Event: “Designing With Water” on August 1st

Please join the City of Boston, National Park Service, Boston Redevelopment Authority, The Boston Harbor Association and Sasaki Associates at the USS Constitution at 9:30 am, August 1, 2014. The City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority and The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) will announce an international design competition calling for creative and innovative climate change-resilient design Read More…

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Do All the JFK Building Lights Need to Be On at 5:50 am?

I do a fair amount of speaking about climate change and the seawater headed my way, and the one question that always comes up is: “But what can I do?” One thing you could do right now is email Sen. Edward Markey http://www.markey.senate.gov/contact.cfm and Sen. Elizabeth Warren http://www.warren.senate.gov/?p=email_senator and ask: “Why do we need all the lights Read More…

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New Year Nor’Easter Brings Rising Tides and Flooding to North End Waterfront [Photos]

The nor’easter snowstorm started off the year with not only 14 inches of snow to the North End waterfront, but a record high tide from Boston Harbor. The rising sea level resulted in significant flooding shortly after noon on Friday, January 3rd. Harbor levels appeared higher than those seen during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 despite 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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Many North End Waterfront Property Owners Will Need Flood Insurance Under New FEMA Maps

New preliminary flood zone maps have been published by FEMA and the flood line for the Boston’s North End / Waterfront goes much further inland than the previous risk assessment. If the maps released on November 15, 2013 go into effect as planned, property owners within the 1% chance flood line (i.e., the 100-year flood) 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…

Real Estate

Sea Level Rise: Boston Harbor Association Report Spurs City to Take Proactive Planning Initiative

The Boston Harbor Association’s groundbreaking report, Preparing for the Rising Tide, was championed today by Mayor Menino as he announced several new initiatives related to preparing for sea level rise and future storms like Sandy. “The government and private sector need to be proactive in planning for a future with rising sea levels and future Read More…

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Winter Nor’Easter Brings Wicked High Tide to Lewis Wharf Marina Houseboats

The Euclid winter nor’easter brought fierce wind and rain to Boston along with a wicked high tide to the North End waterfront, as shown here at the now famous Lewis Wharf houseboat marina. These images are under consideration for the next houseboat rental brochure and one of the latest examples of sea level rise in Boston Read More…

Event Notices

“Boston’s Waterfront After Sandy” – TBHA President Vivien Li & UNH Dr. Paul Kirshen [Video]

“Boston’s Waterfront After Hurricane Sandy,” was the featured discussion topic at the 2012 annual meeting of The Boston Harbor Association, held on November 27, 2012. Speaking on the environmental issue of sea level rise and its future impact on Boston’s waterfront were TBHA President Vivien Li and UNH Professor Dr. Paul Kirshen. Summary video timeline: Read More…