Imagining Boston’s Waterfront
Boston’s waterfront has shaped and been shaped by urban development since the city’s inception. Seminal events in the history of the founding of the republic occurred in Boston Harbor, and the neighborhoods and wharves built along its shore were the foundations of the region’s economy for centuries. The Harbor resonates with that history and its intrinsic majesty. Just as past generations valued the waterfront as a resource for maritime trade, then restored the quality of the water itself, today, the city can turn to the waterfront to build a more inclusive, livable, and resilient future. This generation of Bostonians has an extraordinary opportunity to use its expansive waterfront to build a new generation of parklands; create jobs; provide inclusive housing opportunities; and address increasing climate-related risks.