Community engagement for first citywide plan in 50 years kicks off with Textizen launch

  |   Boston Redevelopment Authority

Mayor Walsh announced today that the community engagement process for Imagine Boston 2030 has officially begun with the launch of the Textizen mobile platform. The Mayor has challenged those who live, work and play in our city to embrace creative public engagement strategies that go beyond traditional community meetings as part of this process. This text message survey tool is just one of the many innovative ways that we are reaching constituents.

The platform will allow people to use technology that is already in their pocket to engage with the city anytime, from anywhere. To participate, simply text the letter of your top choice in response to the question below to (617) 860-3745:

My life in 2030 will be better with (pick your top choice)…

A: Housing I can afford

B: Safer neighborhoods

C: Better transportation options

D: Quality education for all

E: A more environmentally-friendly city

F: Great parks and public spaces

G: A more innovative and creative city

H: Expanded job opportunities

I: More vibrant neighborhoods

There are also other convenient ways to make your voice heard:

  • Take our survey and sign up for email notifications on the website.
  • Follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and post comments and suggestions using the hashtag #ImagineBoston.
  • Look for suggestion boxes around the city where you can submit your ideas on paper. Suggestion boxes will be at libraries, City Hall, on the City Hall To Go truck and more.


There is no idea too big or too small. Think about Boston’s future in 2030 and what you need it to be to support you, your children, your friends and family. This is your opportunity to build the city of your dreams. Share your vision. Shape our city.

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