Cambridge Civic Journal Forum

February 15, 2011

Planning Kendall/Central Squares – Wed, Feb 23 public meeting of the East Cambridge Planning Team

Filed under: Kendall Square,planning — Tags: — Robert Winters @ 1:04 pm

Kendall Square & EnvironsKendall Square & Environs

Kendall and Central Squares will be getting a makeover in the not too distant future. The City is looking for ways to inject ‘life’ into these two areas. The Board of the East Cambridge Planning Team would like neighbors to have an active role at ‘the table’ when the City airs future plans. To do so, we have initiated a series of talks to discuss ‘good planning principles’ and what elements guarantee the successful outcome of a site. Our first talk will be held on:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Broad Institute Auditorium
(Main Street – Seven Cambridge Center) from 6:30 to 9 p.m.


Timeless Planning Principles for Kendall Square & Environs — Dennis Carlone

Dennis is a well-known architect and urban designer whose work includes the East Cambridge Riverfront Project as well as the original North Point Urban Design and Broad Canal & Environs Plan. After an overview of planning principles, Dennis will moderate the discussion.

Putting Good Design and Planning Together — Richard Heapes

Richard is co-founder and partner of Street Works. His slide presentation will illustrate what makes great places work from a design perspective and programming standpoint. This slide presentation has been shown to city groups all over the country.

New Quincy — Ken Narva

Ken is the other founder of Street Works and his slide-show will demonstrate how the timeless planning principles have been incorporated into the new Quincy Center transformation.

Kendall Square – a 2020 Vision — Alex Twinning

Alex’ slide show will demonstrate how these principles and the approach to Quincy Square can be applied to Kendall Square.

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