On November 12, 2019, ULI Boston/New England will release the report, Living with Heat, which details the threat residents of Greater Boston face from extreme heat and offer creative solutions to cool their neighborhoods. ULI will hold a symposium and press conference starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston.
Over the summer, ULI Boston/New England Climate Resiliency Committee convened a charrette of more than 70 members with expertise in development, urban planning, landscape architecture and sustainability to study the heat island effects in Roxbury, East Boston, Everett and Chelsea, and Somerville. The experts examined the issues, consulted with community stakeholders, and developed integrated solutions aimed at keeping people cool and healthy.
Five years ago, ULI Boston/New England released Living with Water
, which illustrated creative solutions to rising seas and storm surges. Living with Heat
also adopts creative thinking to make dangerously hot neighborhoods safer.
**AIA & AICP credits pending**
Chelsea/Everett: Katie Moniz, Senior Project Manager, Fort Point Associates – A Tetra Tech Company
Somerville: Katie Wholey, Senior Resilience Consultant, Arup
East Boston: Jordan Zimmerman, Design Manager, New England Development
Roxbury: Torrey Spies, Campus Planner, Northeastern University
MODERATOR: Brian Swett, Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate, Arup
Chris Busch, Assistant Deputy Director of Climate & Environmental Planning City of Boston
John DePriest, Director of Planning, City of Chelsea
Sarah Lewis, Director of Planning, City of Somerville
Gregory M. St. Louis, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Executive Director of Public Works & Engineering, City of Everett