Housing in Boston – Civic Innovation Conversation Series


District Hall
75 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

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In Boston, we are experiencing tremendous growth in our economy.  Whether it is big companies like GE and Reebok moving to Boston, or startups emerging from our entrepreneurial ecosystem, all of these businesses are creating jobs.  This growth also results in secondary businesses and jobs that support industry like delivery and food services.  But where do all of these people live? 

As a relatively small city, housing is limited.  Many people commute great distances to work in Boston.  There is a growing need for diverse housing options in Boston. Please join us for a discussion about Housing in Boston where we will explore:

  • How is Boston doing on the MA housing report card?
  • When does the cost of commute outweigh the benefit of lower cost housing?
  • Can we use data and technology to inform and plan?
  • What housing innovations could be relevant for Boston?
  • How do we begin to address equity in housing in Boston


  • Jen Corcoran, Corcoran Jennison, One Charlestown
  • Anda French, Principal of French 2D
  • Karina Milchman, Chief Housing Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Marcy Ostberg, Director, Mayor's Housing Innovation Lab, City of Boston
  • Moderator: Bianca Sigh Ward, ACLU

More speakers to be announced shortly.  #civictechbos


5:30 – 6 PM – Registration and networking

6:00 – 7:00 – Panel Discussion

7:00 - 7:30 – Q&A

7:30 – 8:30 – Post event networking