Looking at the Underground at Ink Block in Boston, this tour will explore design tactics to activate a multi-acre public open space under a major highway bridge interchange. The project integrates new people-powered mobility connections, nature-based solutions that mitigate the impacts of the highway, and new recreation amenities. Explore the public-private partnership between the state’s transportation agency and a local private developer to design and build the public realm improvements and maintain and program the space.
Evaluate different approaches for activating viaduct spaces.
Learn to incorporate nature-based solutions under viaducts.
Explore public-private partnerships for building, maintaining, and programming viaduct spaces.