Community Service Fellowship
Emily Mytkowicz, MUP '12, spent her 2011 summer interning with the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s community planning department which works to “engage local residents, businesses, agencies and institutions in guiding the future character of Boston’s unique neighborhoods and districts”. Emily worked on the public outreach and internal coordination efforts for a number of projects located throughout the City, including a Downtown Crossing retail and investment study, the rezoning of East and West First Street in South Boston, and the community design deliberations for the forthcoming East Boston Greenway multi-use path, among others.
She also continues to support the BRA-facilitated citizen review process for proposed mixed use real estate development over Massachusetts Department of Transportation Air Rights Parcels 12 – 15, located around the intersection of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay neighborhood. Development over the Turnpike Air Rights offers the City the chance to accommodate new uses and meet the needs of local residents, businesses, and institutions in an otherwise constrained market for developable land. With the City’s Civic Vision for Turnpike Air Rights providing the base planning framework, the citizen review process currently underway aims to ensure that the proposed developments adequately meet neighborhood and city-wide priorities.
Emily's experiece was funded by the GSD's Community Service Fellowship Program.