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Climate Ready Charlestown

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

Climate change affects Boston today. Coastal and riverine flooding, stormwater flooding, and extreme heat will increase. Communities like Charlestown are vulnerable to flooding due to their low-lying shoreline. However, climate adaptation presents an opportunity to create a resilient, climate-ready waterfront. Through creative and implementable solutions, the City will improve open space, mobility, affordable housing, social and racial equity, and natural resource conservation.

Climate Ready Boston plans to protect its communities, neighborhoods, and economic and cultural assets to thrive in the coming decades. This plan presents a framework to take critical action to adapt to the impacts of climate change. This strategy will help put Boston on a path to become a Green New Deal city.

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Charlestown Phase I and II Map

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