The urban implications of living with water

Published in:
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Boston/New England

Synopsis:
Haley & Aldrich staff contributed to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Boston/New England publication, “The Urban Implications of Living with Water.” The publication of this report followed the April 2011 program on “Sea Level Rise in Boston,” when the ULI Boston/New England Sustainability Council formed the Sea Level Rise Sub-committee. Haley & Aldrich staff, design professionals, local and state officials, town stakeholders, and developers were represented on that committee. The mission of the sub-committee is to educate and motivate the Boston-area real estate community on climate change and sea level rise with the ultimate goal of achieving action from policy makers on these issues.

To continue this work, in May 2014 the Sea Level Rise Sub-committee convened a charrette to focus on four sites in Greater Boston. Haley & Aldrich Senior Project Manager Heather Scranton was a site chair for one of the sites, and also facilitated the group to identify challenges unique to the site’s geography and economy, and strategies to address those challenges. The goal was to spark conversation and get people to think differently about our relationship with water as we increasingly begin to feel the impacts of climate change.

You can read the results of the charrette in the report, “The Urban Implications of Living with Water.”