Boston – The 42nd annual Boston LGBT Pride Celebration began with a rally on Boston’s City Hall Plaza June 1st , as described on Boston.com. The Plaza was a logical choice of venue for this rally; many other organizations have used it for similar events. Still, each time crowds gather on City Hall Plaza for these special occasions, those of us who are mindful of urban design considerations can be easily (and sadly) reminded of just how rare crowds on the Plaza really are. [Read more…] about Another Event on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, Another Reminder of How Crummy the Plaza Now Looks. Here Is One Way to Do Better.
Boston – Public presentations from development groups hoping to build on downtown Boston’s “Parcel 9” took place during the week ending May 4th, according to Boston.com. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which owns Parcel 9, shall now make a decision as to which project shall receive approval to go forward. Parcel 9 is one of many special plots of land that were formerly occupied by highway and are now open spaces thanks to the Big Dig. [Read more…] about The Boston Museum Would Be a Great Idea, Assuming Someone Can Pay for It
Massachusetts – Cape Wind Associates, the developer of the Cape Wind project, announced in a press release on April 11th, 2012, that it had finally awarded a construction contract for the 2.5 billion dollar wind farm project in Nantucket Sound. This should be welcome news for the majority of Massachusetts residents who support the Cape Wind project. However, overall signs of progress such as these have been quite rare during the wind farm’s pre-construction development, a process which has now gone on for more than a decade. One primary reason why Cape Wind has yet to break ‘ground’ is [Read more…] about Wind Turbine Opposition May Run Deep