June 2024 Events

ABC will be hosting two upcoming events in June: a walking tour of Mass Ave and a conversation with Richard Kahlenberg on "snob zoning".

Tuesday, June 11, 7-8 pm  As Cambridge begins the conversation on zoning changes that would eliminate single-family-housing-only neighborhoods and allow multi-family housing to be built city-wide, attend this very timely zoom webinar with Prof. Richard D. Kahlenberg, sponsored by A Better Cambridge (ABC) and Abundant Housing MA (AHMA).  He will be discussing his recent book "Excluded: How Snob Zoning, NIMBYism, and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don't See."  Learn how exclusionary snob zoning makes housing unaffordable, frustrates the goals of the civil rights movement, and locks in inequality in our urban and suburban landscapes.  Register for the Zoom meeting here, and please suggest any questions to ask in the event here.

Neighborhood Walk - Saturday, June 8, 3-5pm Don’t miss another in a series of neighborhood walks hosted by ABC members, where we walk the streets and discuss the history of the built environment. This time, we’ll stroll through the neighborhood along Mass Ave between Harvard and Porter Squares, led by Josiah Bonsey, a member of the Mass Ave Planning Study Working Group. He grew up in the neighborhood, went to school and college locally, and his family continues to live in the area.  We will meet at the Cambridge Commons on the corner of Waterhouse St. and Mass. Ave.