Charrette @ABX 11/21

FIT CITY Design Charrette @ABX

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C  415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 (T: South Station)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

10:00am-2:00pm , ABX session SC1

FREE and open to the public

We want your voice! All are welcome.

The Community Design Resource Center and FIT CITY BOSTON invite you to join an interactive workshop to brainstorm ways buildings and open spaces might be redesigned to support healthy living. Boston ranks as one of the healthiest cities in the country, yet more than 50% of our adults are obese or overweight.  Our most pervasive chronic health challenges – obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma, heart disease, stroke – beg for great design.

How can the built environment encourage a healthy, safe, and active community?

This builds on the FIT CITY BOSTON conference held at BSA Space earlier this year.   The charrette asks participants to create designs for several community spaces in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston.  Ideas developed will be taken back to the neighborhood for discussion, and will inform existing and future planning processes around the Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center (a local community service center), and multiple vacant city-owned lots – including those on Woolsen, Wildwood, and Flint Streets and Kripson Terrace.

Advance registration is highly encouraged.  Please allow extra time if registering day-of.  The FIT CITY Design Charrette is part of ArchitectureBoston Expo, or “ABX” — an annual convention and trade show that shares best practices in the architecture and building industry. Participants are welcome to visit the ABX trade show floor for free.

TO REGISTER for the Fit City Charrette:

Please email or call Gretchen at or 617-686-4362 with questions.


Egleston Square is Planning…

One story?  Four stories?  Eight?  Retail?  Residential?

At the farmers’ market, at neighborhood meetings, and at a special outdoor breakfast, Boston’s Egleston Square residents and business owners have begun discussing what they’d like their future neighborhood to look like, especially the few blocks along Washington Street.

Washington, Boylston, and Montebello cross in an industrial zone, next to houses, retails, and a historic district.  Should there be a zoning change, and if so, what should it be?

Join the ongoing conversation — on Facebook.