What we're reading this week | The #FridayFive

This Mass. spot was just named one of 6 great public places in America in 2019
Boston.com, September 25, by Kristi Palma
The Neponset River Greenway, a multi-use trail along the banks of the Neponset River in Milton and Boston, was just named one of the Great Places in America in 2019 by the American Planning Association (APA). The Greenway is one of six public spaces among 13 places nationwide that made the APA’s annual list. [READ MORE]

7 things we learned researching climate change on Cape Cod
Boston Globe, September 26, by Nestor Ramos
The Globe spent several months this summer criss-crossing Cape Cod to learn how the effects of climate change are being felt, and what it would mean for the future of the area. In short, we found that climate change is already threatening the Cape in tangible ways, accelerating natural processes like erosion and sea level rise. Read “At the edge of a warming world” for the full story. Here are some of the most striking things we learned. [READ MORE]

Logan unveils green incentive
Passenger Terminal Today, September 26, by Tara Craig
Passengers who take water transportation to Boston Logan International Airport will now get priority access at the airport security line. This new incentive is part of operator Massachusetts Port Authority’s (Massport) commitment to encourage more passengers to use high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs) to the airport, thereby reducing congestion. Passengers who take the MBTA ferry or water taxi service to the Logan Airport Boat Dock will be given a ‘Ticket to Skip’ pass when they board a free Logan Airport shuttle to the terminals. [READ MORE]

Lendlease, Walsh Cut Ribbon on Clippership Wharf Project
East Boston Times-Free Press, September 20, by John Lynds
Mayor Martin Walsh joined Lendlease and East Boston elected officials Tuesday to cut the ribbon on one of the neighborhood’s most highly anticipated waterfront development projects. Clippership Wharf is a $300 million, 478-unit mixed-use waterfront project with climate resilient features including the restoration of a living shoreline and multi-modal transit access on one of Eastie’s historic wharfs. The project also includes 22 affordable housing units and 30 mixed-income condominiums at the Boston Housing Authority’s Heritage Apartments public housing community. [READ MORE]

How climate change gave added urgency to a $1.25B project to prevent flooding in Toronto
CBC News, September 25, by Lauren Pelley
A $1.25-billion flood-protection project is underway in Toronto's Port Lands district, a man-made, 100-hectare contaminated chunk of waterfront property. The project's goal is to protect a huge chunk of land from flooding by transforming the Port Lands from a concrete jungle to a river valley. On the northwestern edge, new land is being created by shipping in around 240,000 cubic metres of shale bedrock from other construction sites. Workers are also building a river to stretch across the area and collect surging storm water from the mouth of the Don River to the north. [READ MORE]

The One Waterfront Team