The Urban Land Institute is releasing a new report, The Urban Implications of Living with Water, exploring how to mitigate the risk of sea level rise and flooding for some of the most vulnerable areas of the Boston area: Alewife, Back Bay, Innovation District and Revere. Urban Land Institute Boston/New England members have spent the last 6 months developing solutions to the impacts of sea level rise on our community. These ideas are presented in a report, by the industry and for the industry, that helps illuminate the opportunities that exist in this changing landscape.
“In the low-lying Alewife section, new residences might have to be concentrated into taller buildings with more space between them to make room for water infiltration. The report also suggested that retail shops be concentrated into a raised corridor to keep them above flood waters.”