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To Plan For Boston's Future, Mayor Develops 'Imagine Boston 2030'23:38
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Several commercial construction projects in the Seaport district of Boston in 2014. (Stephan Savoia/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Several commercial construction projects in the Seaport district of Boston in 2014. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Construction cranes rise over much of the city, and after decades of people leaving Boston, the population is now growing. It's expected to grow 15 percent over the next two decades to more than 709,000 residents.

That's why Mayor Marty Walsh says it is time for a new master plan for Boston, the first in 50 years. He is calling it "Imagine Boston 2030" and it will lay out a blueprint for the future of housing, transportation, climate action, health, arts and culture and economic development.

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Marc Draisen, executive director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, which tweets @mapcmetroboston.

Jerome Smith, chief of civic engagement for the city of Boston. He tweets @smithjm76.

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Boston Business Journal: Walsh Launches Imagine Boston 2030, First Citywide Master Plan In 50 Years

  • "The city of Boston hasn’t had a comprehensive citywide master plan since 1965, but that’s about to change."

This segment aired on May 11, 2015.

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