Day 2: Charrette
Curriculum + Charrette
Wednesday November 16 2016
Boston has a long history of bold planning, and a recent practice of parcel-by-parcel development. Meanwhile, the city – and the region – are experiencing an extraordinary moment of growth in private investment and industry, along with renewed efforts in city-wide planning. Whether considering housing and mobility or arts and culture and global climate change, challenges consistently fall along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic lines – disproportionately and negatively impacting communities of color. How might growth and development improve racial equity and urban resilience for all residents of Boston – and the region?
Please join leaders of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities project, City of Boston Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Enterprise Community Partners, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Mel King Institute, Boston NAACP, and BSA Foundation for a charrette about social and racial equity in the 21st century city.
The charrette will specifically address affordable housing, open space, and mobility, and their intersections with equity. The charrette endeavors to create an “Equity Checklist” as a tool for planning processes, which can be used by designers to have equity be an outcome of the design process. The charrette will use the Fairmount corridor as a means to focus this work.
ABX hosts forums for addressing the most critical issues facing Boston’s community.