Organized by East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Boston/New England, the East Boston Flood Prevention Design Workshop brought together teams of experts and the community to brainstorm ways to protect East Boston from sea level rise and the effects of climate change.
On May 18 and 19, Bob Uhlig of Halvorson Design joins a team of experts for the East Boston Flood Prevention Design Workshop, sponsored by ULI Boston/New England and NOAH (Neighborhood of Affordable Housing). The goal of this event is to work with the community to create a shared and inclusive vision for protecting East Boston from sea level rise and coastal storm flooding.
Working in collaboration with CV Properties, Wexford Science & Technology, SGA and Tsoi/Kobus, Halvorson Design is serving as landscape architect for South Street Landing, a significant, multi-phased redevelopment project to create a vibrant neighborhood to live, learn, work and play in Providence’s thriving Jewelry District.
Robert Barton of Greenovate recaps some of the feedback received at the second open house for Climate Ready South Boston, an extensive resilience study by Arcadis, Halvorson Design, the Woods Hole Group, and CivicMoxie for the City of Boston to develop strategies to prepare for the short and long-term impacts of climate change and stormwater surges.
Clippership Wharf, designed by The Architectural Team for Sydney-based developer LendLease, features a harbourside footpath, rocky beach and “living shoreline”.designed by Halvorson Design.
“The living shoreline is all about interaction,” explains Robert Adams, principal of landscape architecture firm Halvorson Design. “It offers a real opportunity for people living along the harbour to get right down to the water’s edge and experience the tidal fluctuations, native plants and marine life that inhabit this area.”
Boston has almost 7.5 million square feet of designated, off-street parking space. Wide swaths of concrete, asphalt and steel, often spattered with oil from vehicles and salt from roadways.
The parking facilities in the city — and across the country — have long been land hogs. But that is changing, reports the U.S. Green Building Council.