The City and the Sea: Boston’s Evolving Dance With Water


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Published on Dec 30, 2014

Boston City Council member Mike Ross emceed an event hosted by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA to explore Boston’s evolving relationship with the ocean—both in how we built up the shorelines over the past three centuries and what that means as we face present-day sea-level rise. Which low-lying areas do we need to start thinking about now? And what can we learn from neighborhoods—such as the Back Bay—that were created from historic wetlands? When designing new sites, what must be considered?

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Architects, designers, politicians, city planners, advocates, students and Boston-area citizens convened at the Boston Society of Architects/AIA space on Congress Street to discuss how the city and state will cope with inevitable sea level rise and future flood events. Learn about the history of Boston’s sea walls, the natural barriers that protect Boston Harbor and see some futuristic plans for how to manage living in a part of town that could someday flood during high tide.

Boston City Council member Mike Ross emceed the event, designed to explore Boston’s evolving relationship with the ocean—both in how we built up the shorelines over the past three centuries and what that means as we face present-day sea-level rise. Issues addressed include which low-lying areas we need to start thinking about now, what we can learn from neighborhoods such as the Back Bay that were created from historic wetlands, and when designing new sites, what must be considered.

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