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Imagine Boston 2030 week to engage residents on draft strategic plan

November 21, 2016

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

The series of events offer residents the opportunity to talk directly with City leaders and the Imagine Boston team.

BOSTON - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Imagine Boston 2030 week, a week-long series of events across the City that offer residents the opportunity to talk directly with City leaders and the Imagine Boston team about Expanding Opportunity, Imagine Boston 2030's draft plan of priority action areas and major initiatives. Last Thursday, Mayor Walsh released the draft plan, which highlights initiatives that will support a thriving Boston by expanding opportunity, supporting a dynamic economy, enhancing quality of life and preparing for climate change. Imagine Boston 2030 week begins on Wednesday, November 30. All events are free and open to the public, and registration is encouraged.

"Imagine Boston 2030 week is a great opportunity for those who want to share their vision for our City to get involved in these community events," said Mayor Walsh. "Our draft plan, Expanding Opportunity, is a living document that will be shaped over the coming months by the feedback we hear from residents. I encourage all residents to attend these events that showcase different areas of the city full with potential for growth and opportunity, ask questions and let us know how we can strengthen our final plan to create a thriving city for all Bostonians."

Picture of Young Professionals Taking Selfies in front of an Imagine Boston Banner

Over the last year, more than 12,000 people around the City have shared their vision for the future of Boston. That feedback, paired with the Mayor's priorities and research, has shaped "Expanding Opportunity," a draft strategic plan that identifies key actions and initiatives to create a healthy, thriving and innovative city in 2030.

Name Date Location Address Time
Enhancing Economic Mobility and Innovation Wednesday, November 30 Join us on a walking tour of Dudley Square, starting at Hibernian Hall, where we will discuss the area's evolution and opportunities for job growth and training in Roxbury and citywide.

Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley Street

3:30 - 5 p.m.

The Future of Boston's Education Wednesday, November 30 Join us at the Bolling Building for a panel and discussion about how we can prepare learners of all ages for quality careers and create multiple pathways to success.

Bolling Building

2300 Washington Street

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Generating Networks of Opportunity: Investing along the Fairmount Corridor Thursday, December 1 Meet us at South Station for a round-trip excursion on the Fairmount line to discuss coordinated investments to expand opportunity for residents and strengthen connections between key neighborhoods and the city's economic centers.

South Station

Meet under arrivals/departure board

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
A Mixed-Use Downtown Friday, December 2 Meet us at the Burnham Building at 10 Summer Street where we will tour Downtown Crossing, the Theater District, Chinatown, the Leather District and South Station, learning about how the downtown has evolved recently and sharing our vision for mixed-use job centers and public realm improvements in the commercial core.

Burnham Building

10 Summer Street

4 - 5:30 p.m.
Enhancing Our Neighborhoods and Completing the Emerald Necklace Saturday, December 3 Starting at the Hubway Station at Blue Hill Ave. and Columbia Road, join City leaders for a tour from Franklin Park to Moakley Park and hear about the City's vision to connect Boston's neighborhoods and open spaces


Hubway Station at Blue Hill Ave and Columbia Rd

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Enhancing and Expanding Neighborhoods Saturday, December 3 Meet us at Brighton Music Hall and join us in a tour of Allston and Beacon Yards as we discuss our vision to enhance existing neighborhoods to improve neighborhood vitality, services, and affordability, as well as our complementary vision of expanding neighborhoods by creating new mixed-use neighborhoods at the edges of existing neighborhoods.

Brighton Music Hall

158 Brighton Ave

2 - 4 p.m.
A Waterfront for Future Generations Sunday, December 4 Join Imagine Boston on a round-trip ferry ride from East Boston's Piers Park and learn more about how we can encourage an active public realm and new open spaces, support existing and emerging job centers, and prepare for climate change along our waterfront.

Start: Piers Park

Conclude: Rowes Wharf

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Boston By The Numbers:  

How do we plan, knowing the trends shaping Boston now and in the future?

Monday, December 5 Come to the Mattapan Health Center and discover the data and trends around our city's growing workforce, jointly presented by Imagine Boston and the BPDA.

Mattapan Health Center

1575 Blue Hill Ave

6:30 - 8 p.m.


Imagine Boston 2030, the first city-wide planning effort in 50 years, is Mayor Martin J. Walsh's initiative that will create a framework to guide the preservation, enhancement, and responsible growth of our city between now and 2030, with input from the public. This citywide plan will identify investments and strategies to provide quality of life and increase affordability, drive inclusive economic growth, promote a healthy environment and adapt to climate change and invest in infrastructure, open space and culture. For more information, please visit