A GUIDE FOR ONGOING + EXPANDED NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVATION ALONG WESTERN AVE IN LOWER ALLSTON
With so much activity, investment and creative energy flowing down Western Ave, it’s hard to think that some of the biggest developments are just on the horizon. With that in mind, it is critical for current and future neighborhood stakeholders to look back at the strategies and plans that helped transform Western Ave into one of the most vibrant creative corridors in Boston, which is the purpose of this document. This Guide will share best practices for neighborhood activation with Harvard’s partners and collaborators in an effort to maintain momentum in the years ahead. The potential for deeper knowledge sharing and collaboration in this arena is significant.
» Allston Brighton Arts, Culture and Placekeeping Report, by CivicMoxie on behalf of City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, 2021
» Western Avenue Corridor Study & Rezoning Study, by the Boston Planning & Redevelopment Authority, City of Boston, 2022
» Allston Greenway Handbook, Prepared By Reed Hilderbrandt on behalf of Harvard University Urban District Initiatives, 2023
» 02134! A Brief History of Neighborhood Development in Allston, commissioned by Harvard University, Office of the Executive Vice President, 2016