What we're reading this week | The #FridayFive

East Boston Police Station Selected as Location of Latest Public Art Project
The Heights, March 31, by Isabel Fenoglio
The East Boston Police Station is the latest location hand-selected by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Office of Arts & Culture as part of the “Call to Artists” campaign, and an open call to artists has been issued. Applicants are encouraged to consider three key elements of the neighborhood in their proposals: immigration, climate change, and community. [READ MORE]

7 American cities that could disappear by 2100
Business Insider, April 4, by Aria Bendix
Boston may not be entirely submerged by 2100, but the city as we know it would cease to exist.  A 2016 Zillow report found that 1 out of 6 homes in Boston could be underwater by 2100. That report used NOAA's conservative estimates (6 feet of sea level rise). [READ MORE]

Four Community-Design Trends That Are Making These Beach Towns Better Than Ever
Coastal Living, by Jennifer Brunnemer Slaton
In developing the 2019 list of the Best Places to Live on the Coast, four of the most exciting ideas encountered by the judges were: (1) Doubling Down on Waterfront Districts (2) Rebooting Street Design (3) Fighting erosion with living shorelines and (4) Transforming the sprawl. [READ MORE]

In sign of the times, ‘underwater homeowners’ mobilize on climate change
Associated Press, April 2
The “Underwater Homeowners Association’’ sounds like a sad joke about the future of real estate in flood-prone Miami.  It’s actually an earnest effort to turn neighbors into climate-change advocates, block by block. ‘‘For sale’’ signs are repurposed, with partially submerged numbers announcing exactly how many feet above sea level each property is, for people to plant in their front yards – and a growing number have signed on at underwaterhoa.org. {READ MORE]

Climate Change Is a 'Health Emergency,' Physician Says
WBUR, April 1, by Barbara Moran
The 2018 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report prompted Boston physicians Caren Solomon and Regina LaRocque to write an editorial on climate change and health for the New England Journal of Medicine. WBUR sat down with Solomon to talk about what a changing climate means for health in Boston, and the role that health care professionals might play. [READ MORE]