Would you like to help shape what Boston looks like in the future?
You can, thanks to Mayor Marty Walsh's Imagine Boston 2030, a two-year public engagement effort, and a full schedule of upcoming engagement events.
Earlier this month, Walsh put out a call to action asking community organizations and neighborhood groups to step up and host an event to foster more discussion about the city's future. More than 35 sessions are scheduled through October.
Walsh also announced on Tuesday the creation of Imagine Boston 2030's new Engagement Team, which will visit these community events in various Boston neighborhoods to hear feedback right from those residents.
"I am excited to launch the next iteration of Imagine Boston 2030's engagement plan to make sure that all voices are included in our planning process," Walsh said in a statement. "The best way to engage with residents is in their own neighborhoods, and by bringing the conversation to them we hope for many productive discussions that will help shape our city's future."
Since launching last October, Imagine Boston 2030 has heard more than 12,000 residents' visions for the Boston of the future. At these upcoming engagement sessions, Imagine Boston will continue to hold discussions as well as host activities.
The Engagement Team wants to hear resident input on areas where Boston can grow as well as presentations on types of ways the city can protect its waterfront from the impact of climate change.
These sessions will also feature an all-ages Lego activity that will serve to demonstrate key issues Imagine Boston is addressing in how the city functions.
"We are excited to get Bostonians' input on how we should collectively shape Boston's future for 2030," said Rebekah Emanuel, executive director of Imagine Boston 2030, in a statement. "The Legos make the choices we are looking at together both concrete and hands-on."
The current schedule of events, which Imagine Boston 2030 will be updating as more requests come in, can be viewed on the full calendar here.