CB Forum: Allston-Brighton and Kendall/MIT

  • Microsoft NERD Center 1 Memorial Dr #1 Cambridge, MA, 02142 United States
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An Interactive Discussion on Vibrant Communities, featuring panelists from the City of Cambridge, NB Development Group, the Charles River Conservancy, Allston Village Main Streets and more!

Please join Common Boston in kicking off our 2014 programming with a very special event, the CB Forum! This moderated panel discussion will be framed by our theme "The Places In Between" and focus on our two Common Point neighborhoods– Kendall/MIT and Allston-Brighton. We'll chat with local residents, students, designers, business people and community leaders about what makes for a vibrant community from their perspective. Audience Q&A to follow.

The CB Forum will be moderated by Ken Shulman, an independent journalist and Contributing Editor to Metropolois Magazine. Our panelists include the following:

Some questions we may touch on include:

  • In general, what makes the best neighborhoods work and give a community its vitality?
  • What do businesses, nonprofits and residents contribute to each other?  
  • How do various  factors (art/music, technology, history, student populations, families, housing, etc) impact civic life, and make the fabric of these communities more vibrant?
  • How do the built and physical environments complement one another? How does the Charles River affect its adjacent communities?
  • How do we maintain neighborhood vitality in a changing world?

In addition to a great conversation, we'll also be displaying our CB Forum Photo Contest gallery on screens throughout the space! Beer, wine and light fare included. 

The CB Forum is part of a festival weekend that includes architectural tours, restaurant visits, and other special events. Check our Calendar for more info.

This event is made possible by our CB Forum Sponsors