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About Kara Chisholm

Kara Chisholm is a Planner for the City of Quincy, eight miles south of Boston. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Architectural History. She has experience working with the Boston Preservation Alliance, as a real estate salesperson in Boston, and as a Coordinator at Fidelity Management and Research Company.

Kara intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Urban Planning in the next few years. Her related interests include Architectural History, Urban Design, Real Estate Development, and Architecture. She is especially intrigued by the psychological impact physical spaces have on the people that inhabit them.

In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, exploring Boston Harbor, learning to salsa dance, step aerobics, touring historic homes, listening to music, grocery shopping, and looking at pictures on fashion blogs.

Peddocks Island: A Study of Public Art and Community

Fort Andrews

At the end of this past summer I made a trip to Peddocks Island in the Boston Harbor. The island[Read More...]

Chicago’s Crown Fountain vs. Buckingham Fountain

Crown Fountain

Chicago – I traveled to Chicago this week to attend a workshop put on by the American Planning Association called[Read More...]

Downtown Crossing Should Have More Lights

Times Square at Night: Even at 10:30pm, this place is jam-packed and bustling with activity. Photo by Dennis Mojado

Boston – Downtown Crossing has been in the news a lot lately. The Filene’s building recently got a developer, in[Read More...]

Restoration of Church of Presidents

United First Parish's New Bell

Quincy MA –  Last Thursday I had the opportunity to tour United First Parish Church of Quincy’s recently restored bell[Read More...]

Site of Filene’s Building Finally Finds a Developer

Downtown Crossing in winter 2010, by Rob Havasy

The site of the former Filene’s building in downtown Boston finally has a developer committed to filling the gaping crater[Read More...]

Boston and the State Seek Proposals to Develop Land Between Chinatown and the Leather District

Parcel 25 and surrounding area from One Financial Center's 44th floor

Boston – In December, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“MassDOT”) released a request for proposals to develop a 1.66 acre[Read More...]

Quincy’s Town Brook Relocation Project Receives DEP Approval

Quincy Town Brook

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently issued a Superseding Order of Conditions approving Quincy’s Town Brook relocation plan, though[Read More...]

Quincy Center Revitalization Project: Introduction and Status

Quincy Town Hall

The City of Quincy, located eight miles south of Boston, has begun a $1.6 billion project to revitalize its downtown[Read More...]