Building Boston

This week, You Are Here explores the city of Boston with an eye on development. Between 1630 and 1880, the city of Boston tripled in size. Its location, prime territory on a harbor, allowed it to attract trade, immigrants and resources. It used these resources to establish itself as a port town, a trading center. From there, it went on to be one of the nation’s industrial hubs. And from there- to a college town, with districts known for the arts and sciences. The city has never really stopped growing. As it’s run out of space, we simply started building upwards. This week, we’ll take a look at some of the driving forces behind the city and the ways in which they’ve shaped your city. We’ll look at some proposed developments and changes, both to the city itself and the process behind decision-making.
Publication: 
WERS 88.9
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 5, 2013