SCAPE is working with the City of Boston on a comprehensive and transformative vision that will invest in Boston’s waterfront to guide open space investments toward more resilient and accessible communities. This morning, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the plan in his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, laying out strategies along Boston’s 47-mile shoreline that will increase access and open space along the waterfront while better protecting the city during a major flooding event.
With the goal of sparking conversations about Boston’s changing waterfront, Resilient Boston Harbor Vision synthesizes a range of ongoing planning efforts with new landscape ideas into an integrated vision. SCAPE’s series of drawings reveal how ongoing neighborhood planning efforts could be stitched together with a new layer of parks, boulevards and recreational spaces that help absorb rain water, buffer from storms, and connect all of Boston to more park and waterfront assets. Read more about each neighborhood vision here.