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Climate Ready East Boston

Climate Ready East Boston

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

This Climate Ready Boston initiative focuses on East Boston locations that face current and growing risks from coastal flooding and sea level rise. 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 looking for near and long-term options. In our work, we plan to involve residents, businesses, and regional partners. We'll consider many solutions, including:

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

We will also explore different physical solutions, including:

  • flood walls
  • elevated public spaces, and
  • natural wetland buffers

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:
1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
United States

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

east Boston report

Climate Action

Climate preparedness is one way we’re addressing climate change. Learn about our initiatives to reduce pollution that causes climate change.


Project focus area

View a map of flood pathways in East Boston, 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 led 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 East Boston, we want to hear from you.

East Boston 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


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