In one way or another, you’ll be coming across Imagine Boston 2030 pretty soon.
Such is the ethos of the city-funded group’s aggressive campaign to reach everyone who “lives, works and plays” in the city, said Sara Myerson, its executive director.
Results of the two-year, $2.8 million effort, Myerson told Metro, would be the fuel behind a plan for the next 15 years that would help guide how the city spends money, what kinds of building projects it green-lights or what it prioritizes when it comes to schools, public art and resources like parks and roads. 2030 is Boston’s 400th birthday.
“What we’re doing is asking for all Bostonians to participate by identifying what their vision is for the future and collecting big ideas for the city,” said Myerson. “We are growing as a city – where do we grow, how do we grow?”
By late last week, the group claimed, it had already heard from 3,100 people.
There are lots of bells and whistles in Imagine Boston’s arsenal for this, the first major city planning effort in 50 years