Charrette @ABX 11/21

FIT CITY Design Charrette @ABX

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C  415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 (T: South Station)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

10:00am-2:00pm , ABX session SC1

FREE and open to the public

We want your voice! All are welcome.

The Community Design Resource Center and FIT CITY BOSTON invite you to join an interactive workshop to brainstorm ways buildings and open spaces might be redesigned to support healthy living. Boston ranks as one of the healthiest cities in the country, yet more than 50% of our adults are obese or overweight.  Our most pervasive chronic health challenges – obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma, heart disease, stroke – beg for great design.

How can the built environment encourage a healthy, safe, and active community?

This builds on the FIT CITY BOSTON conference held at BSA Space earlier this year.   The charrette asks participants to create designs for several community spaces in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston.  Ideas developed will be taken back to the neighborhood for discussion, and will inform existing and future planning processes around the Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center (a local community service center), and multiple vacant city-owned lots – including those on Woolsen, Wildwood, and Flint Streets and Kripson Terrace.

Advance registration is highly encouraged.  Please allow extra time if registering day-of.  The FIT CITY Design Charrette is part of ArchitectureBoston Expo, or “ABX” — an annual convention and trade show that shares best practices in the architecture and building industry. Participants are welcome to visit the ABX trade show floor for free.

TO REGISTER for the Fit City Charrette: www.abexpo.com

Please email or call Gretchen at gschneider@architects.org or 617-686-4362 with questions.