Search by Topic or Climate Issue Area

Jul
25

Climate Ready Downtown and North End Open House #2 recap

Last week, the City hosted a second open house to discuss the design of coastal resilience solution around the Downtown waterfront. Around 85 people attended the presentation, and many stayed afterward to share their thoughts on the designs. We received great feedback at the event! You can view the presentation and posters that were presented at the event here. You can also watch a short video about the open house here!

The project team shared the potential solutions for three sub-district compartments of the coastline. Participants were then able to provide specific feedback for the proposed coastal flooding resilience design options for each subdistrict. 

For each subdistrict, both a roadway plan and a waterfront plan were presented. The roadway plans provide flood protection within the city’s right-of-way by raising the roads. The waterfront designs use the existing waterfront and new fill for flood protection, while also creating new open spaces, such as elevated harborwalks and parks. Based on initial survey results from the open house (30 respondents), the waterfront plans were more popular, for all three subdistricts (average rating was 4.02/5). Attendees commented on the environmental and community benefits that would come from these waterfront plans. The concerns for both the waterfront and the roadway plans were mainly due to the feasibility of implementation and the timeline.

We really appreciate the input from everyone who was able to attend our open house, as it is crucial for our resilience planning process. If you were unable to attend but would still like to contribute feedback, or if you have additional feedback, please email Alisha Pegan at alisha.pegan@boston.gov

Jul
02

Climate Ready Downtown/North End Open House #1 Overview

We received  great feedback at the first Climate Ready Downtown and North End open house! We had excellent turnout, and tackled the issue of coastal flooding in the Downtown and North End neighborhoods.

Jun
25

Best of BERDO: 401 Park Drive

401 Park Drive


“This is not just a retail center it’s a living and breathing facility and it has a lot to offer to the neighborhood.”

 

Jun
25

Best of BERDO: 201-207 South Street

201-207 South Street

“This building had nowhere to go but up. It truly was a building filled with opportunity.”

 

Jun
18

Best of BERDO: 21 Beacon Street

21 Beacon Street


Jun
13

Cogeneration at the University of New Hampshire

Stacia Sheputa, our Climate and Environmental Planning Fellow for BERDO Programs, recently had the pleasure of visiting the University of New Hampshire’s combined heat and power facility – or cogeneration (COGEN) plant during the New England Sustainable Municipalities network meeting. This facility is the primary source of heat and electricity for UNH’s six million square foot campus at the Durham location. Cogeneration plants work by utilizing the waste heat that is normally lost during the production of electricity. This waste heat is converted to steam and heating hot water then used to heat buildings throughout the campus. The facility, which includes a chilled water plant, cost around $28 million with an expected payback period of twenty years. The installation of this plant has reduced UNH’s greenhouse gas emissions by 21% in an academic year.
Jun
05

New Team Introductions - David Corbie

The Greenovate Boston team and the environment department are excited to welcome our newest addition to the Greenovate team -- The Greenovate Boston Outreach Manager, David Corbie.

May
23

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP TO EXPAND THE REACH OF BOSTON'S COMMUNITY GARDENS WITH THE TRUSTEES AND TD BANK

BOSTON - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a three-year partnership between the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, The Trustees, and TD Bank to expand the reach and highlight the role of community gardens in Boston's neighborhoods with community-driven design projects, community-building events, and skill-building workshops planned for up to 40 gardens.

Mar
27

What We Heard at the Climate Ready South Boston Open House

Find out what happened at the recent Climate Ready South Boston open house.

Mar
08

Where Are They Now? Cynthia Loesch-Johnson, Codman Square Neighborhood Council

2012 Greenovate Award winner Cynthia Loesch-Johnson is modeling sustainable housing in Dorchester with her LEED Platinum house.

Search by Topic or Climate Issue Area