Boston You're Our Home: Getting to Yes on Housing

WED, NOV 16, 2016 (00:00)

One of Boston's biggest challenges is creating affordable housing stock. How do we significantly increase housing without sacrificing Boston's unique urban character? The panel explores the facts and challenges some assumptions while exploring unique partnerships and opportunities.

Opening remarks by Boston's Mayor, Martin J. Walsh.

+ BIO: Renee Loth

Renée Loth is the former Editor of the Editorial page of The Boston Globe.

Loth also served as the Globe’s political editor, as presidential campaign reporter, State House bureau reporter and week-in-review writer. She is a frequent contributor to local and national news panels and a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and vice-chair of the board of PEN-New England, which promotes literacy and free expression worldwide.

Loth was a Goldsmith fellow at Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy. She received her journalism degree from Boston University.

+ BIO: Mayor Martin Walsh

Mayor Martin J. Walsh was sworn in as the City’s 54th Mayor on January 6, 2014. In April 1997, Mayor Walsh won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the 13th Suffolk District in Boston. During his 16 years in the House, he authored landmark public construction law reforms that increased flexibility and accountability, helped pass transit-oriented mixed-use “smart growth district” legislation, and was a strong supporter of infrastructure and zoning improvements. During the state fiscal crisis, he was a key broker in compromise legislation giving municipalities more tools to negotiate substantial savings on health insurance benefits while protecting the rights of hardworking people to receive the decent pay and benefits they have earned.

+ BIO: Devin Quirk

As Director of Operations (Chief Operating Officer), Devin Quirk leads policy and management efforts to improve Boston’s neighborhoods through the development of affordable and market-rate housing, management of the City’s real estate portfolio, fostering small business development, partnering to end homelessness, and assisting Bostonians to become and remain homeowners.

+ BIO: Tamara Roy

Tamara Roy is an architect and urban designer specializing in residential, academic, and mixed use master planning projects. Voted one of Boston's Top 50 Power Women in Real Estate, she was the design team leader for the new residence tower at MassArt, described as 'the most interesting high rise in years' by The Boston Globe.

+ BIO: Kimberly Sherman Stamler

Kimberly Sherman Stamler is the President of Related Beal where she is responsible for the overall management of the firm. Ms. Sherman Stamler leads the company in its pursuit of new development and deal opportunities, and in all financing activities across the Boston business units.

Partner
Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation
Series
Design for Equity in Boston