Peddocks Island: Rich History, Vital Future

THU, OCT 10, 2019 (1:16:22)

Peddocks Island, a series of drowned drumlins, is part of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. It’s currently the largest of the 34 Boston Harbor Islands that is open to the public. Home to historic Fort Andrews, walking tours, geological features, and archaeological sites, the island is in the midst of an exciting redevelopment planning process led by Boston Harbor Now with the National Park Service and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Cheri Ruane of Weston & Sampson Design Studio, lead consultant for the island’s development plan, and Alice Brown of Boston Harbor Now, discuss fascinating highlights of the island’s past, present, and future.

This lecture is part of the series The Boston Harbor Islands - Resilience and Change, co-presented by Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands and Old South Meeting House and co-sponsored by Boston Harbor Now.

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+ BIO: Alice Brown

Alice Brown is the Director of Planning at Boston Harbor Now. Her work primarily focuses on expanding mobility choices and activating open spaces. She is working to promote and expand water transportation options, including the development of business plans for new ferry routes, and she is also shaping a vision for Harborwalk 2.0 to make the Boston waterfront and harbor islands more accessible and resilient. Prior to joining Boston Harbor Now, Alice has worked at the Boston Transportation Department (as the project manager for Go Boston 2030), at Sasaki, and at LivableStreets. Alice holds a B.S. in math and a B.A. in philosophy from the Ohio State University, an M.S. in teaching from Pace University, and an MUP from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She enjoys leading unconventional tours, curating events calendars, and taking long, leisurely bike rides.

+ BIO: Cheri Ruane

Cheri Ruane, ASLA leads the design studio at Weston & Sampson. She is a registered Landscape Architect with 18 years experience in multi-disciplinary project management, construction administration, site analysis and public design. She was involved with the restoration of Boston’s historic park system, the Emerald Necklace, during her tenure at the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. She has special expertise with public site design and facilitating the community participation process. She attained her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts and her Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design

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