Available today, the spring 2014 issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine, Blueprint for a New Mayor, investigates the critical design challenges facing Boston’s first new leader in two decades. The issue focuses on the city’s challenges surrounding housing, transportation, public space, and regionalization, plus offers recommendations for designing a Boston that is more open, safe, beautiful, and fair. Visit architectureboston.com to read the latest issue.
Highlights include a design agenda, a look at the changing demographics over the past 20 years, a point-counterpoint debate on whether the Boston Redevelopment Authority should be dismantled, a photo gallery of small-scale projects and ideas that exemplify smart design principles, and a humorous cartoon of Boston’s neighborhoods.
Contributors: Robert Campbell FAIA, architect critic at The Boston Globe and Pulitzer Prize winner; Tamara Roy AIA, principal at ADD Inc; Barry Alan Bluestone, director of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy; Stephanie Pollack, associate director of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy; Karilyn Crockett, visiting scholar in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning; Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston; and Dan Wasserman, cartoonist at The Boston Globe.
ArchitectureBoston, a quarterly publication of the Boston Society of Architects, explores the ways in which architecture influences and is influenced by our environment and our society. A benefit of membership in the BSA, ArchitectureBoston is also distributed to AIA members throughout New England as well as to allied professionals (engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, and lawyers), members of the construction industry, community and business leaders, politicians and policy makers, design schools, public libraries, media representatives, and subscribers. It can also be purchased at select independent bookstores. For more information visit www.architects.org/architectureboston/.