ABX 2016: Design for Equity Charrette

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is the largest building industry event in the Northeast. From November 15 to 17 at the BCEC, explore the showroom floor at ABX and enjoy over 400 exhibitors, new products, live demonstrations, and installations. The exhibit hall presents a great opportunity to network and learn more about what is trending in the building industry.

Boston has a long history of bold planning, and a recent practice of parcel-by-parcel development. Meanwhile, the city - and the region - are experiencing an extraordinary moment of growth in private investment and industry, along with renewed efforts in city-wide planning. Whether considering housing and mobility or arts and culture and global climate change, challenges consistently fall along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic lines - disproportionately and negatively impacting communities of color. How might growth and development improve racial equity and urban resilience for all residents of Boston - and the region?

Please join leaders of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities project, City of Boston Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Enterprise Community Partners, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Mel King Institute, Boston NAACP, and BSA Foundation for a charrette about social and racial equity in the 21st century city.

The charrette will specifically address affordable housing, open space, and mobility, and their intersections with equity. The charrette endeavors to create an “Equity Checklist” as a tool for planning processes, which can be used by designers to have equity be an outcome of the design process. The charrette will use the Fairmount corridor as a means to focus this work.


Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210