Unchoking the Charles River Throat

TUE, APR 10, 2018 (1:43:40)

How can walking & biking connections to the river parklands from Allston, Brookline, and Downtown be part of the MassDOT I-90 Allston Reconstruction?

Discussion includes:

  • Wadsworth Path, an at-grade People's Pike path connecting Allston Village, West Station, and Franklin St footbridge
  • Footbridges over at-grade I-90
  • Separated paths on boardwalk/fill in the "throat"
  • Straightened path under BU Bridge & rebuilt Grand Junction / Soldiers Field Road Bridge

+ BIO: Mark Dawson, FASLA

As head of the landscape architecture and site practice, Mark is a member of the Executive Committee. He also helps drive the strategic direction of the urban public market practice within the Urban Studio. Mark's specialty is planning and designing award-winning urban landscapes.

Mark views the cities in which he works as vital and living ecosystems. By considering and synthesizing the complexities of social, economic, environmental, and cultural influences, he creates coherent, enduring, sustainable designs. As a part of his work, Mark educates communities about the importance of public spaces and how their ownership and involvement ensures environmental and social sustainability and economic revitalization.

+ BIO: Alan Mountjoy

Alan is an urban designer and architect with over 25 years of experience as a project manager for planning and urban design projects around the world. He has managed diverse teams of professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, real estate economics, transportation planning, and environmental engineering--having successfully reached consensus on design and planning issues, expediting approval processes, and gaining community support for both large- and small-scale projects.

With a particular interest in community planning and historic preservation, Alan has completed numerous projects in many historic cities across New England and further afield. He has also worked on several major waterfront developments, including the Anacostia Waterfront Framework Plan in Washington, DC., recipient of an AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design; and the redeveloped Shanghai Bund, winner of the MIPIM Asia Gold Award for Best Urban Regeneration Project.

+ BIO: Michael Nichols

Polished non-profit and government affairs leader with broad strategic leadership and external messaging experience. Proven record of success in solving complex matters, often relying on innovative thinking, public policy experience and legal background. Delivers highly effective messaging to all interest groups with a pulse for public sentiment and stakeholder needs.

+ 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.

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