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City and partners to host Imagine Boston 2030 Youth Brainstorm at Berklee College of Music on August 26

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There has been some noteworthy progress in the past week for Imagine Boston 2030, Mayor Walsh’s effort to create Boston’s first citywide plan in 50 years. Last Thursday, the Mayor appointed Sara Myerson, who previously oversaw the City’s Office of Olympic Planning, as Executive Director of Imagine Boston 2030. The following day, HR&A Advisors and Utile were selected as the consulting team to help guide the overall approach to the citywide plan and community engagement.

The momentum will continue next Wednesday evening when the city and a group of partner organizations, including the Boston Society of Architects/AIA, the BSA Foundation and Boston Architectural College, host an Imagine Boston Youth Brainstorm at Berklee College of Music. The free event, which will include dinner, music, prizes, and lively conversation, is open to all high school age youth in Boston.

The citywide plan will be informed by residents and community members of all ages and walks of life, and young people are essential to the conversation. Youth in attendance will be asked to think about their future in 15 years. Who do they hope to be in 2030? How do they want to live, work, and play in Boston? What’s their vision for a better city?

Design professionals from the Boston area will be there to guide the conversation and make sure everyone’s ideas are captured. High school students are encouraged to register for the free event by visiting youthimagineboston.eventbrite.com.

Below are details about the event:

What: Imagine Boston 2030 Youth Brainstorm
Who: Boston high school students, area design professionals, and City of Boston representatives
Where: Berklee College of Music, 160 Massachusetts Ave
When: Wednesday, August 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
RSVP: Free! Includes dinner and dessert, music, T-shirts, and prizes youthimagineboston.eventbrite.com

For questions and more information about this event, please contact Gretchen Schneider at the Boston Society of Architects/AIA.

Organized by the City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, the Boston Society of Architects/AIA, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Community Design Resource Center, Congress for the New Urbanism New England Chapter, Urban Land Institute Boston/New England, and the Boston Architectural College. Thank you to Berklee College of Music and the BSA Foundation for their generous support!



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