Project

Resiliency Analysis for the Boston Metropolitan Area

The initiative advocates for an action-oriented regional collaboration between the most prominent cities of the metropolitan area (namely Somerville, Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Everett, and Chelsea), and builds an analytical case for the definition of a ‘Core’ of the Boston metropolitan area. While the urban economy of the Boston metropolitan area has a large regional basis, it also has a core area, which embeds the vast majority of our collective investments and growth potentials, and presents the most significant concentrations of the region’s urban systems. However, as this core does not directly correspond to jurisdictional boundaries – there is no agency responsible for the larger strategic interests of the core. For that very reason, this project provides evidence for the reality of a core in the Boston metropolitan area and asks how we should coordinate a strategy for its growth, resiliency and general well-being.  

Location
Somerville, U.S.A

Client
Chamber of Commerce, Somerville, MA

Year
2015 — 2016

Type
Research

Area
100km2

Program
mixed, public, landscape, infrastructure, residential

Team
Kobi Ruthenberg, Alexander D’Hooghe, Aaron Weller

Collaborators

Rebuild by Design – New Meadowlands

Island Transformation, Ile-de-Nantes