Historically, cities seeking to prevent coastal flooding have used walls and levees to keep water out. However, repeated flooding and levee failures like those seen during Hurricane Katrina, has led to a paradigm shift. High flood risk regions like the Netherlands are adopting a Living with Water approach focused less on resisting floodwaters and more on resilience efforts to recover quickly and inexpensively. This concept of living with water would help preserve our city’s access to the waterfront, while minimizing damage when periodic flooding occurs.
It is projected that sea levels will rise two feet by mid-century and six feet by 2100. The new tideline will transform the coastal landscape of Greater Boston and increase the probability of a major storm devastating the metropolitan region.
Hi all, my name is Jill Valdes. I am thrilled to be the new development associate here at TBHA. Although my title has changed, my TBHA story began in June of 2013 when my husband and I decided to pack a UHaul and, along with our two kitties Sergeant and Pepper, drive up the coast to Boston.
Past participants know how much fun this event is. As always, our annual gala is generously underwritten by the Boston Harbor Hotel and Legal Sea Foods and supported by over 250 sponsors and auction donors.
Enjoy spectacular food and gorgeous views of the harbor and spend time catching up with fellow Boston waterfront denizens while helping us secure the resources needed to complete Boston's 47-mile HarborWalk, support the working port, promote cultural and recreational opportunities along the waterfront and help the city prepare for climate change.
Hit the ICA this week for the Nick Cave exhibit where you will witness innovative, life-size works of art that are part sculpture, part costume. Get your groove on with the whole family at The Boston Children’s Museum’s KidsJam, on Friday March 28th. It’s a dance party led by kids and supported by adults!
Wow! We here at TBHA are so excited about the number of entries we had for our $5,000 scholarship contest. We had well over 150 entries from NY, MA, RI, CT, NJ, NH, and ME and who knew that the spirit of Picasso lived in so many of New England's children?! Every entry was a masterpiece and we wish that we could give $5,000 to all of those who entered, but a 6-year-old girl from East Boston named Daryanna was our lucky winner!
You, your neighbors and your community leaders all have ideas on how to make our city a leader in environmental sustainability. What could happen if the brightest minds of Boston were given a space to collaborate? Well, that’s exactly what Engage Greenovate Boston is doing. This web platform is the city’s call for ideas on how to meet our new Climate Action Plan goals.
Boston’s North End is often known for it’s Italian culture. Tourists and locals alike flock to this waterfront neighborhood for the best Italian food in the city. Although this neighborhood is predominantly Italian today, The North End has been through several waves of immigrant cultures: including Irish, Jewish, and Portuguese people.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
The Waterfront Observer
More Education, Good Collaboration Needed
By Vivien Li
Special To Banker & Tradesman