Suffolk Downs Urban Design Workshop: Kickoff Panel Discussion

MON, FEB 29, 2016 (00:00)

Suffolk Downs represents a large tract of relatively open land, straddling the cities of Boston and Revere, which offers the opportunity to imagine design elements that foster a forward-looking twenty-first-century neighborhood that is equitable, diverse, environmentally aware, and in tune with shifting development trends. This discussion introduces a three-day workshop organized by the Boston Society of Architects Foundation, during which two teams of architects and urban designers create ideas for the redevelopment of the area. Renée Loth, editor of ArchitectureBoston magazine, moderates this panel discussion regarding the goals of the workshop and the Suffolk Downs area. The architects participating in the workshop present their design proposals in the second part of this event on March 3, 2016.

+ 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.

Boston Society of Architects/AIA and the BSA Foundation