Paige Peltzer, MUP 2016
Summer 2015

Organization: Washington Gateway Main Street, Boston, MA, USA
Sponsor: Greater Boston Community Service Fellowship

“Last night, Washington Gateway Main Street hosted the New England Congress for New Urbanism Chapter (CNUNE) for a tactical urbanism workshop focused on Washington Street in the South End.  Working with CNUNE architects, planners, and engineers, we evaluated three sites along Washington Street, and then brainstormed tactical interventions for each. The group identified challenges, opportunities, and desired activities and improvements for each site. It was great to see how other people re-envision a space, and learn new ways in which a public space or street scape can be improved upon to better serve pedestrians and local businesses. Next steps entail choosing one of the three sites to begin with and planning the day in which we carry out the tactical urbanism vision the group created last night.”