Conference Schedule

Tour Day: October 8

Oct 8

Innovative Design Solutions in Boston’s Most Historic Neighborhoods

Tour Boston’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods to see some of the most innovative new communities in the area. The developers, architects, and other design team members will talk about the challenges, opportunities, public and…

Monday, October 8, 2018 08:30 AM – 1:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

The Most Innovative Square Mile on Earth: Kendall Square

A former industrial area once slated to be the home of NASA’s mission control center, Kendall Square is home to MIT and some of the most innovative life sciences and tech firms in the world…

Monday, October 8, 2018 08:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tours
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Oct 8

Up the Line: A Tour of Innovation along Route 128

Seen as the dividing line between Boston’s inner and outer suburbs, Route 128 has been a center of innovation and technology since the 1950s. Starting at University Station, a vibrant TOD mixed-use development with access…

Monday, October 8, 2018 08:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tours
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Oct 8

From Seaport to Innovation District

Built by filling Boston Harbor in the late 1800s, the South Boston Seaport served as a shipping center and rail yard for many years. Through the early 2000s, the area was home to many low-cost…

Monday, October 8, 2018 08:45 AM – 3:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

The Evolution of Downtown Boston after the Big Dig

Dating back to the original settlement of the Shawmut Peninsula in the 1630s, downtown and later the Back Bay have always been among the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The Central Artery Project, aka “the Big…

Monday, October 8, 2018 08:45 AM – 3:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

From the Common to the Zoo: A Day in the Boston Public Garden, the Boston Common, and Boston’s Emerald Necklace

We’ll tour the paths of the venerable Boston Common, go for a ride on Boston’s famous swan boats, and explore the beautiful Boston Public Garden. After lunch, we’ll wind our way along Frederick Law Olmsted’s…

Monday, October 8, 2018 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

Back to the Future: Walking through Boston’s Past, Imagining Its Future

Tour the legendary places of Boston’s 400-year history. Explore the Boston Public Garden, the oldest botanical garden in the United States. Walk through the narrow streets of Beacon Hill, the country’s first planned neighborhood, and…

Monday, October 8, 2018 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM Tours
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Oct 8

Planned to a “T”: A Tour of Urban and Suburban Transformation on the Orange Line

Connected to Boston via the Orange Line of the MBTA (the “T”), developments in Somerville, Medford, and Malden have increased employment and residential opportunities for residents in the city’s close-in northern suburbs. Beginning at North…

Monday, October 8, 2018 09:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

Southie on the Rise: Growth and Expansion of Boston’s Most Popular Neighborhoods

South Boston or “Southie” is one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods for families and young professionals. Beginning in the South Boston Seaport, where the neighborhood has seen tremendous growth and expansion, you will then…

Monday, October 8, 2018 09:30 AM – 3:30 PM Tours
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Oct 8

Eastside Story: A Tale of Development and Advantageous Location

Northeast of Boston Harbor, this area has been the arrival point for generations of immigrants to Greater Boston, infusing the neighborhoods with an Old World charm and diversity that still characterize it today. The MBTA…

Monday, October 8, 2018 09:45 AM – 4:30 PM Tours
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Oct 8

Tipping the Balance: Allston/Brighton to Harvard

Large-scale, transit-oriented development (TOD) and institutional development are changing Allston/Brighton from a residential area home to families and college students to a vibrant commercial mixed-use neighborhood. New Balance’s new world headquarters includes office, residential, and…

Monday, October 8, 2018 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

The Fenway & Longwood Medical Area: Combining the Power of Eds, Meds & Lifestyle

Famous for being home to the oldest ballpark in America, the Fenway neighborhood has completely transformed in the last ten years. Much more than a game-day destination, it’s a stunning illustration of how to achieve a unique…

Monday, October 8, 2018 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

A Change of Perspective: Boston from the Harbor

View Boston’s waterfront from the harbor. See the expansion of the Seaport and the residential development in East Boston while also learning about the Harbor Islands, climate resilience, and Boston’s development patterns before and after…

Monday, October 8, 2018 11:45 AM – 4:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

Tapping into Boston’s Maker Economy

Beer and cider have been part of Boston's identity since the city's founding. Explore who leaders in the micro-brewing revolutions Sam Adams and Harpoon have evolved to appeal to today's discerning beer connoisseur. Craft breweries…

Monday, October 8, 2018 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

Work Life Reimagined: The Boston Version

A confluence of factors affecting the live/work environment has resulted in the creation and flourishing of the co-work environment. This tour will immerse you in a number of Boston co-work spaces, from global co-work company…

Monday, October 8, 2018 01:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
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Oct 8

A Game of Strategy: How Public Investments Spurred Revitalization

Jamaica Plain’s Jackson Square is part of Boston’s newly designated Latin Quarter and an evolving area in the neighborhood. Mixed-income housing as well as public and private investment have been crucial for both Jackson Square…

Monday, October 8, 2018 01:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tours
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