A Walking Discussion of Boston's Urban Growth: Brookline Adult & Community Education

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Garrett Avery

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A Walking Discussion of Boston's Urban Growth

A city is analogous to a living organism. It adapts to the ever-changing needs of time and is shaped by the people who inhabit it. Discover the vitality implicit in the urban form in this tour of Boston, from the character of its neighborhoods to the qualities that make up its public spaces; from vintage, turn of the century buildings to designs currently on the drawing board. Our goal is to learn how public space is shaped by design as well as history, and to find out what makes these spaces succeed in scale, image, usefulness, and transition. Beginning at Copley Square and ending at Faneuil Hall, we will visit the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, City Hall, and the Greenway. We'll stop frequently to consider old and new additions to a location and analyze how a space is used. Join us for a fascinating and eye-opening tour that will give you a new vocabulary for public spaces, and suggest a new way to encounter them.

Course Code: T116 Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 11:00 am-1:30 pm. October 13, meet on the steps of the Boston Public Library on Dartmouth Street (facing Trinity Church), $25.

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