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Housing and Urban Design in Dorchester

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Monday, March 30, 2015

A new BSA Urban Design Workshop took place on March 30, exploring solutions to Mayor Walsh’s housing initiative. The evening included an introduction to the scope of and goals for the 3-day workshop, followed by a diverse panel discussion moderated by Renée Loth, editor of ArchitectureBoston magazine. The panel tackled issues of housing, the redevelopment of brownfield districts that still contain vital businesses, and other issues germane to the design challenge. The Housing Urban Design Workshop is the second in an ongoing series of urban design workshops that follow a similar format of a public panel discussion, closed-door professional team charrettes, and a public presentation of the teams’ ideas. This workshop applies the housing topic to sites along Dorchester Avenue (between the Broadway and Andrew MBTA Red Line stops). Four interdisciplinary design teams, led by Brian Healy FAIA, Eric Höweler AIA, Beth Whittaker AIA, and the BSA Emerging Professionals Network, will create innovative site proposals. Forthcoming workshop topics include the future of the workplace and the urban realm. **Part Two**: [Rethinking Boston's Housing Stock](http://forum-network.org/lectures/rethinking-bostons-housing-stock/ "")

Renée Loth is an opinion columnist for The Boston Globe. Loth has been a presidential campaign reporter, political editor, and editor of the Globe’s editorial page, where for nine years she was the highest-ranking woman at the newspaper. She is currently an adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and was twice a judge for the Pulitzer prizes in journalism. Through traveling awards and fellowships, she has reported from 14 countries.
Tim Love is the current president of the BSA and the founding principal of Utile. Love’s primary focus is the relationship between individual works of architecture and the larger city – both through his work as an architect and urban designer.