The often vacant Rose Kennedy Greenway is the subject of withering design critiques, but architects and planners alike say the solution lies not in the park, but alongside — in expanded retail and housing development.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is sitting on final draft zoning guidelines for the parcels along the Greenway. The plan is lauded by neighbors, but critics — and one frustrated developer — say the guidelines don't allow for anywhere near the density necessary to bring life to the park.
We talk with an architect and an urban planner about what's next for the Greenway.
- Tom Piper, research scientist, Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT
- Matthew Littell, principal, Utile, Inc. Architecture + Planning