Monthly Update and Save the Date: April 16th!

Big thanks to those of you who joined us at our March policy event! We look forward to continued learning and discussion and seeing more of you in April: Join us for a Beacon Hill scavenger hunt on Saturday, April 5 and the next event in our affordable housing policy series on Wednesday, April 16!

As a quick recap of our policy event and update for those who couldn’t attend, we continued to explore perspectives on our position that housing in Greater Boston is too expensive. Participants divided into two groups to list criteria they thought should be included in planning neighborhoods with affordable housing. There was much debates about how to rank the lists but some of the priorities which emerged were:

  • Diversity
  • Safety
  • Community involvement
  • Transportation
  • Wellness, walkability
  • People over cars/human-centric design
  • Mixed-use commercial/residential
  • Utility choice

What are we missing, from your perspective? Shoot us an email and share your thoughts!

We hope to see you at our next policy event on April 16. Same time and place: 6:30pm at MAPC (60 Temple Place). Further details will follow.

We are also planning a fun scavenger hunt for this coming Saturday, April 5. Groups will use the Stray Boots app to go on a self-guided tour of Beacon Hill. To participate, meet at the Old West Church at the corner of Cambridge and Lynde Streets at 3pm. After the event, we will meet up for drinks at Seven’s on Charles St. We’ll be there by 5pm if you’d just like to join us for a beer! Sign up today!

– Fondly, your Greater Boston City Network’s Core Team:
Alex, Jeanne, Erik, Gavin, and Eric

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