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Imagine Boston 2030 announces Fall Engagement Team, Engagement Events

September 28, 2016

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

The Imagine Boston Engagement Team will visit community events in Boston neighborhoods this fall to seek feedback from residents.

BOSTON - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Imagine Boston 2030 today announced the creation of their new Engagement Team, building on ongoing engagement efforts to reach residents in every corner of the City of Boston.  Utilizing new engagement tools to encourage interaction and hands-on involvement, including Legos, the Imagine Boston Engagement Team will visit community events in Boston neighborhoods this fall to seek feedback from residents on refined strategies for guiding equitable growth through 2030.

"I am excited to launch the next iteration of Imagine Boston 2030's engagement plan to make sure that all voices are included in our planning process," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "The best way to engage with residents is in their own neighborhoods, and by bringing the conversation to them we hope for many productive discussions that will help shape our city's future."  

Over the past year, Imagine Boston 2030 has engaged with more than 12,000 Bostonians, learning about their visions for Boston in 2030. After recording responses and working extensively within the community, Imagine Boston sent out a call to action in early September requesting community organizations throughout Boston to host the team at local events, and received a high volume of positive responses.

"We are excited to get Bostonians' input on how we should collectively shape Boston's future for 2030," said Rebekah Emanuel, Executive Director of Imagine Boston 2030. "The Legos make the choices we are looking at together both concrete and hands-on."

At these events, Imagine Boston plans to host activities and discussions to engage with the attendees. These programs include: 

  • Requests for resident input on areas where Boston can grow;
  • A presentation on types of ways to protect the Boston waterfront from the impacts of climate change;
  • An all-ages Lego activity to demonstrate key issues Imagine Boston is addressing

Residents are encouraged to share their ideas and connect with Imagine Boston 2030 on TwitterFacebook and Instagram using #ImagineBoston.

Event details

The current schedule of events is planned for the coming weeks, and Imagine Boston will add more as requests are received. You can also add your own event listing.

All events are free and open to the public. The Engagement Team will be at events all around Boston from September 27-October 30, 2016.  A full calendar listing can be found here, and current event details are included below: 

Allston

Date Time Location
Wed., Sept. 28 5-8 p.m. Aeronaut Beer Garden, 267 Western Ave.
Fri., Oct. 28 3-7 p.m. Harvard Allston Farmers' Market, 224 Western Ave.

 

Back Bay

Date Time Location
Tues., Oct. 11 3-6 p.m. Copley Square Farmers' Market, 560 Boylston St.
Tues., Oct. 18 3:15-5:15 p.m. Girl Scouts Meeting, 107 Marlborough St.

 

Brighton

Date Time Location
Sun., Oct. 16 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Oaktoberfest 5K, Oak Square YMCA

 

Charlestown

Date Time Location
Wed., Oct. 5 2-4 p.m. Charlestown Farmers' Market, Main Street and Austin Street

 

Chinatown/Leather District

Date Time Location
Wed., Oct. 5 6:30-8 p.m. Chinese Residents Association Monthly Meeting, 885 Washington St.

 

Dorchester

Date Time Location
Fri., Sept. 30 3-7 p.m. Ashmont Peabody Farmers' Market, 1900 Dorchester Ave.
Sun., Oct. 9 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dorchester Irish Festival, Florian Hall
Fri., Oct. 14 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Boston Jobs Fair, BCYF Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Ave.

 

Downtown

Date Time Location
Tues., Sept. 27 6-7 p.m. Mayor's Youth Council Meeting, 1 City Hall Square
Wed., Sept. 28 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. HUBWeek's "Housing the Hub," Rowes Wharf Plaza
Thu., Sept. 29 6-8 p.m. pARTy on the Greenway (HUBweek), Ring Fountain, Rowes Wharf
Mon., Oct. 3 6-8 p.m. SPARK Council Meeting, District Hall
Mon., Oct. 17 7:30-9 p.m. Meeting of Downtown Residents, Suffolk Law Library

 

East Boston

Date Time Location
Sat., Oct. 1 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. East Boston Social Center Health and Wellness Fair, 68 Central Sq.
Wed., Oct. 12 3-6:30 p.m. East Boston Farmers' Market, 209 Summer St.

 

Hyde Park

Date Time Location
Mon., Oct. 24 6:30-8 p.m. Wakefield Washington Citizens Group Meeting, Boston Police Academy, 85 Williams Ave.

 

Mattapan

Date Time Location
Sat., Oct. 1 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mattapan Square Farmers Market, 525 River St.
Fri., Oct. 7 3-7 p.m. ReVision Urban Farm Stand, 1062-1068 Blue Hill Ave.
Sat., Oct. 15 1-3:30 p.m. Love Your Block, 5 Mildred Ave.
Wed., Oct. 19 7-8 p.m. Mattapan/ Dorchester Civic Association Meeting

 

Mission Hill

Date Time Location
Tues., Oct. 25 4-7 p.m. Mission Hill Farmers' Market, Roxbury Crossing MBTA T Station

 

North End

Date Time Location
Mon., Oct. 10 12-4 p.m. Columbus Park Fall Festival, Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

 

Roslindale

Date Time Location
Sun., Oct. 2 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Roslindale Parade, Fallon Field
Sat., Oct. 8 9-1:30 p.m. Roslindale Farmers' Market, Adams Park

 

Roxbury

Date Time Location
Mon., Sept. 26 5:30-8 p.m. Roxbury Innovation Showcase, Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington St.
Tues., Oct. 4 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center
Thu., Oct. 6 2-4 p.m. Gateway Outdoor Summer Series, Ruggles Plaza (SW Corridor)
Thu., Oct. 6 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nuestra Comunidad 35th Anniversary Festival, Dudley Square
Wed., Oct. 26 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Boston Job Fair, BCYF Shelburne Community Center
Sat., Oct. 29 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. BuildBPS Open House, Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St.
Sun., Oct. 30 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. BuildBPS Open House, Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St.

 

South Boston

Date Time location
Mon., Oct. 3 12-3 p.m. South Boston Farmers' Market, 446 W Broadway
Wed., Oct. 5 5:30-8 p.m. District Hall Cafe Nights, 75 Northern Ave.
Thu., Oct. 6 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mayor's Walk with Elderly Commission, 1005 Columbia Rd.

 

South End

Date Time Location
Sat., Oct. 8 6-9 p.m. Future Arts Fest, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.

 

West Roxbury

Date Time Location
Thu., Sept. 29 7:30 - 9 p.m. Imagine West Roxbury, 1885 Centre St.

 

Locations for Fenway and Jamaica Plain are coming soon.

About Imagine Boston 2030

Imagine Boston seeks to knit together citywide planning efforts, public engagement and feedback, and City priorities to guide our city into 2030. A citywide plan will serve to implement the ideas set forth and to offer additional ideas for the physical and economic development of Boston. Just as importantly, Imagine Boston 2030 will help Boston's citizens articulate a shared vision for equitable prosperity, innovation, education, health, equity and arts and culture.