As coastal New England confronts increasing environmental challenges, Langone Park recently became the first project in the city to implement Boston’s Climate Resilient Design Standards & Guidelines, helping to protect the local North End community from rising sea levels and storms. This small public park provides recreational amenities to the local community, fosters a greater public connection with the waterfront, and serves as a crucial barrier against oceanic flooding due to its design and built-in resiliency features. The park is an exemplar of climate-aware long-range planning and budgeting. Left unprotected, the damage climate change is projected to inflict on the surrounding coastal neighborhood vastly exceeds the extra investment the city made to make Langone climate resilient. These achievements are prominently featured in the ULI report "Parks that Protect: Leveraging Waterfronts for Resilient Communities," which documents global examples of innovative projects capable of withstanding adverse weather and safeguarding communities from climate-related hazards.
Join us for an enlightening walking tour of Langone Park and Puopolo Playground in the North End. Discover how this waterfront park has been designed to safeguard the neighborhood from climate threats by integrating innovative climate-resilient features, often hidden in plain sight, into its design. Hear from the City of Boston and the design engineering team on how when considering climate threats, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the intersection of public space, innovation, and sustainability in the heart of Boston.
This event is presented by ULI Boston’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) and Resiliency Committee and is open to all.
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am – 9:30 am Tour
9:30 am – 10:00 am Networking