ABC January 2017 Newsletter: An Important Central Square Proposal and a YIMBY Social

NEWS AND UPDATES

A citizen’s petition to reform zoning in Central Square is slowly moving forward as the City Council referred the petition to the Ordinance Committee. The petition would be an important step in bringing more housing to the area along with other improvements.
Cambridge Chronicle

The discussion over changes to Harvard Square including the possible closure of the Out of Town News kiosk was featured in the New York Times.
NY Times

A Boston University annual survey of American mayors highlighted the increasing focus on poverty and inequality in cities across the country.
Boston Globe

The city is seeking volunteers for the new City Manager's Advisory Committee. The committee will consist of 12-15 volunteers and meet at least quarterly. Applications are due February 17th.
City of Cambridge

UPCOMING EVENTS

ABC is hosting a strictly social meet up to bring together YIMBY activists across Greater Boston on Thursday, January 26th from 6:30-9:00 at Cambridge Brewing Company at One Kendall Square.
RSVP Here

The first public meeting for Inman Square intersection improvements will take place on Tuesday, January 24th from 6-8 PM at Cambridge Hospital, 3rd Floor, 1493 Cambridge Street.


LINKS OF INTEREST

DID YOU KNOW?

According to Smart Growth America, only three metro areas, Colorado Springs, Portland, ME, and Madison, were safer for pedestrians than Greater Boston.

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