Equitable Boston - April 9
DREAM Collaborative and the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) are hosting a free panel discussion featuring Gregory Minott AIA, Managing Principal at DREAM Collaborative and BSA Vice President for Practice, during the 5th annual Boston Design Week (April 4-15). The 12-day citywide design festival seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations with more than 70 engaging and informative events throughout Greater Boston.
Who: DREAM Collaborative, an MBE architecture, urban design, and development firm renowned for bringing world-class design to the local level and empowering urban communities to build a stronger, sustainable future.
What: Panel Discussion: Equitable Boston: Design, Development, and Access to Opportunity
Why: Using Imagine Boston 2030 as a framework, panelists from the planning, design, and development community will address how parts of the city’s vision for the future can be achieved using more inclusive and equitable practices to shape the built environment.
Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Boston, Mass.
When: Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
As Boston’s first citywide plan in 50 years, Imagine Boston 2030 strives to preserve and enhance Boston while embracing growth as a means to address challenges and make the city stronger. Imagine Boston 2030 has five objectives:
1. Encourage affordability, reduce displacement, and improve quality of life.
2. Increase access to opportunity.
3. Drive inclusive economic growth.
4. Promote a healthy environment and prepare for climate change.
5. Invest in open space, arts and culture, transportation, and infrastructure.
Using Imagine Boston 2030 as a framework, panelists from the planning, design, and development community will address how parts of the city’s vision for the future can be achieved using more inclusive and equitable practices to shape the built environment. Designers and developers are playing a significant role in shaping the future of Boston. Who gets a seat at the table impacts more than just how our city looks. The Design Community has the chance to play a key role in improving the economic opportunity for all residents, attracting and retaining a more diverse workforce, and creating a stronger, more inclusive future for Boston.
DREAM Collaborative and the BSA, as part of its commitment to advocate on behalf of great design and share an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large, will present the panel discussion free of charge and open to the public as part of Boston Design Week. Panelists include:
• Natalia Urtubey, executive director of Imagine Boston 2030
• Gregory Minott AIA, managing principal at DREAM Collaborative and BSA vice president for practice
• Kenneth Turner, director of diversity & inclusion/compliance at Massport
• Kathy MacNeil, principal at MP Boston
• Richard Taylor, chairman of Taylor Smith Development
• Andrew Tarsy, principal of Emblem Strategic