Recently, I had an opportunity to share a few case studies from our forthcoming report, a follow-up to Preparing for the Rising Tide. I thought my presentation covered a variety of building types and uses; but once I finished presenting and asked for questions, I was disconcerted by the one first one posed. What’s an example of the living with water concept applied to a historic building or structure? At the time, I could not think of a single example--but I promised to find one.
The Boston Harbor Association's 21st Annual Celebration and Auction took place last night at the Boston Harbor Hotel. More than 350 guests filled the Wharf Room to enjoy an evening of delicious food, great company, and lively entertainment from Boston's very own Tom O'Neill and Jimmy Tingle.
The Boston Harbor Association and the Boston Harbor Island Alliance are working together to develop an advocacy document to further promote water transportation for residents, workers, and visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands. As part of the outreach effort, TBHA and Island Alliance staff and consultant organized a well-attended session earlier this week with TBHA's Harbor Use Committee and agency representatives to discuss the current state of water transportation and efforts needed to create a more robust water transportation system in Boston Harbor.
Join TBHA's Emerging Professionals Committee for an exciting professional development series featuring leaders and topics shaping Boston's waterfront.
The event is free with a donation of any amount and includes refreshments. On April 22, 2014, we are hosting a special presentation and discussion of both the Everett and Revere casino proposals.
The Boston Harbor Association’s annual auction is this Thursday April 17th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and it supports 1/3rd of our work, including supporting the working port, preparing coastal neighborhoods for sea level rise, and working to revitalize the waterfront. Click here to bid on-line through April 17th!
Duval Beach Club
Key West, Florida
In the first of the Men in Black trilogy movies, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones’ characters are shocked to learn that an entire galaxy existed inside a tiny charm on a cat’s collar. Their alien guide in the form of a pug explains it simply--just because something is very important, doesn’t mean that it isn’t very small. The same is true of sea level rise adaptation.
Last week brought me up short on a personal and professional level.
Thanks to the generosity of over 230 corporate sponsors and auction items donors we have already raised close to $200,000 in sponsorships and donated items and experiences to expand TBHA’s work to enhance the economic, recreational, cultural, and scenic value of our beloved waterfront. Click here to bid online through April 17th!
Gone are the days of triple-layering for your daily commute, for Spring has arrived! With warmer weather and summer vacation fast approaching, exciting internship opportunities are available here at TBHA that will directly contribute to making our third year of Summer on the Waterfront the best yet!