Mayor Martin J. Walsh, his Cabinet, and the Imagine Boston 2030 team invite you to participate in a series of events to explore and learn more about the recently released draft citywide plan, Expanding Opportunity.
Imagine Boston is the name of the initiative creating the City of Boston first citywide plan in over 50 years. The first draft of that citywide plan was released last week -- and we're looking for your feedback.
Over the last year, more than 12,000 people have shared their vision for the future of Boston. That feedback, paired with the Mayor’s priorities and research, has shaped Expanding Opportunity. This strategic plan identifies key actions and initiatives -- including all the work we're doing together as Greenovate to prepare for and take action on climate change -- to create a healthy, thriving, and innovative Boston for 2030 and beyond.
Right now there are two ways to give Mayor Walsh your feedback on this plan: You can read the draft plan online and provide comments through a survey. You can also attend one (or more!) in-person events that relate to the biggest themes of the plan and give your feedback in person.
Imagine Boston Week will include a ferry boat exploration of Boston Harbor, a train ride on the Fairmount line, a walk along the potential route for completing the Emerald Necklace, and more -- all events are free and open to the public, and relate directly to the biggest themes in the draft plan.
Greenovate Boston is a part of this initiative because climate change is a real part of Boston's future. Greenovate helped to integrate all of the priorities from our own Climate Action Plan into the citywide plan, Expanding Opportunity.
For a chance to meet the Imagine Boston and Greenovate teams, be sure to attend the Boston Harbor ferry ride on Sunday, Dec. 4th from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. As we tour Boston Harbor, we’ll learn more about how we can encourage an active public realm and new open spaces, support existing and emerging job centers, and prepare for climate change along our waterfront. Space is limited on this boat ride, so RSVP today!
If you’re really interested in Imagine Boston Week but can’t make any events, remember that you can also provide your feedback to the draft plan online at imagine.boston.gov.
Your participation in Imagine Boston 2030, online or offline, is an important way to stay engaged with climate action and resiliency planning in Boston. We hope to see you or your comments!