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Join us for Imagine Boston 2030 Week!

  |   Imagine Boston 2030 Week

Together we have reached a significant milestone in our planning process with the upcoming release of Expanding Opportunity, a draft strategic plan that identifies key actions and initiatives to create a healthy, thriving, and innovative city in 2030. The plan was shaped by the more than 12,000 voices that contributed thoughts and visions for Boston. With the release of the plan, Imagine Boston will continue collecting resident feedback to make sure the plan is a true reflection of Boston voices, and that all voices are heard.

Have you shared your vision for the future of Boston yet? We still want to hear from you.

That’s why Imagine Boston will host a week of place-based events throughout the City to offer residents the opportunity to hear from and engage directly with members of Mayor Walsh’s Cabinet, City leaders, and the Imagine Boston 2030 team. Attendance and feedback is encouraged at one (or all!) of the events. Whether on a ferry tour or riding the Fairmount Line with Chiefs, we look forward to seeing you and talking with you!

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Reservations are strongly encouraged as capacity is limited on some tours.

RSVP here!

Wednesday, November 30:

  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm : Enhancing Economic Mobility and Innovation RSVP here!
    -Join us on a walking tour of Dudley Square, from Hibernian Hall to the Dudley Cafe, to discuss the area’s evolution and opportunities for job growth and training in Roxbury and citywide.
    -Starting location: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury
  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: The Future of Education in Boston RSVP here!
    -Join us at the Bolling Building to chat with City leaders about how we can prepare learners of all ages for quality careers and create multiple pathways to success.
    -Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

Thursday, December 1:

  • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Generating Networks of Opportunity: Investing along the Fairmount Corridor RSVP here!
    -All aboard! Ride the train while chatting about the Fairmount corridor with City leaders. Meet us at South Station for a round-trip excursion on the Fairmount line to discuss coordinated investments to expand opportunity for residents and strengthen connections between key neighborhoods and the city’s economic centers
    -Starting location: South Station (under the arrivals/departures board)

Friday, December 2:

  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: A Mixed-use Downtown: A walking tour of Boston’s high rise areas: Downtown Crossing, Theater District, Chinatown, Leather District, and South Station RSVP here!
    -Join us for a walking tour of downtown’s high rise areas as we learn about how the downtown has evolved recently, and share our vision for mixed-use job centers and public realm improvements in the commercial core.-
    -Starting location: Burnham Building, 10 Summer Street, Downtown Crossing

Saturday, December 3:

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Enhancing Our Neighborhoods and Completing the Emerald Necklace RSVP here!
    -Join us for a walk from Franklin Park to Moakley Park and hear from City leaders about our vision to connect Boston’s neighborhoods and open spaces.
    -Starting location: Franklin Park’s Hubway Station (Blue Hill Ave & Columbia Rd), Dorchester
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Enhancing and Expanding Neighborhoods: Catalyzing innovation in Beacon Yards, a walking tour from Allston Village to Beacon Yards RSVP here!
    -Join us for a walking tour of Allston and Beacon Yards as we discuss our vision to enhance existing neighborhoods to improve neighborhood vitality, services, and affordability, as well as our complementary vision of expanding neighborhoods by creating new mixed-use neighborhoods at the edges of existing neighborhoods-
    -Starting location: Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Avenue, Allston

Sunday, December 4:

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm: Creating A Waterfront for Future Generations RSVP here!
    -Join Imagine Boston on a round-trip ferry ride learn more about how we can encourage an active public realm and new open spaces, support existing and emerging job centers, and prepare for climate change along our waterfront
    -Starting location: Piers Park, East Boston

Monday, December 5:

  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Boston By The Numbers: A look at the trends shaping Boston now and in the future RSVP here!
    -Come to the Mattapan Health Center and discover the data and trends shaping our city, jointly presented by Imagine Boston 2030 and the Boston Planning and Development Agency Research Department. Join a conversation on what these trends mean as we plan for 2030.
    -Mattapan Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

Interested in volunteering for any of these events? Sign up here!

In addition to these events, there are always more ways for you to get involved. Share your ideas and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using #ImagineBoston. And don’t forget to sign up for Imagine Boston updates!



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