Imagine Boston 2030 Wins Comprehensive Planning Award

The Imagine Boston 2030 plan was honored with the 2017 comprehensive planning award by the American Planning Association’s Massachusetts chapter. This is the city’s first comprehensive plan in fifty years, and sets the agenda for future growth, investment, and development in Boston.
Starting in 2015, HR&A and Utile Architecture and Planning worked with a dedicated team of city leaders, designers, and planners to understand the needs of Boston’s residents, businesses, and government – and create actions and programs to address goals of affordable housing, transit accessibility, economic growth, and more.
Under the direction of Mayor Martin J. Walsh and refined by the input of over 14,000 community members, this plan will enhance and preserve Boston’s historic communities while accommodating long-term population and job growth. The final Imagine Boston 2030 plan, launched in 2017, articulates how priority actions and initiatives will be funded, led, and measured to ensure success.
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We’re thankful and humbled to see this plan receive the highest level of recognition from APA Massachusetts. We founded this firm to continue the reinvention of cities into vibrant urban centers that offer jobs and a high quality of life for diverse communities and are committed to working with more cities to shape the actions and strategies that will promote their long-term economic health.