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Climate Ready Charlestown

Climate Ready Charlestown

We're creating neighborhood solutions to coastal flooding from sea level rise and storms.

Through Climate Ready Charlestown, we want to find ways to stop flood pathways while offering other community benefits. Aside from safety, solving coastal flooding will improve quality of life and help our local economy grow.

We’ll be exploring near and long-term options. In our work, we plan to involve residents, businesses, and regional partners. We'll consider a number of possible solutions, including:

  • physical infrastructure projects
  • design standards and regulations, and
  • financial incentives.

Community outreach and engagement activities will begin in April 2017. These will continue through the end of the project in July 2017. We may build on the solutions we pick in later phases of our work.

Still have questions? Contact:
Environment
1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
United States
Resources

You can find more information about climate change risks in Charlestown in our Climate Ready Boston report.

Charlestown Report

Climate action

Climate preparedness is one way the City is addressing climate change. Learn about our initiatives to reduce pollution that causes climate change.

Map of Climate Ready Charlestown project focus area

Project focus area

View a map of a flood pathway in Charlestown, and where we're focusing our work in this project.

Download the map

Community survey

We’re working with a design team to find solutions we can put in place to stop flood pathways before they reach our communities. This effort is lead by the City’s Environment Department, in partnership with the Boston Planning & Development Agency. As we work to explore near and long-term options for Charlestown, we want to hear from you.

Take our Charlestown survey

We have the knowledge, talent and resources to prepare our neighborhoods and businesses for climate change and will continue to cut carbon emissions, tackling climate change head on.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh