Oct 14, 2020

Are Private Developers a Threat to the People’s Harbor?

Private developers deliberately obscure the lines between public and private space along Boston’s waterfront – with the goal to make the general public feel unwelcome – even though we all have the legal right to access much of our waterfront lands. It’s time for private developers to become part of the solution to create a vibrant and welcoming Boston Harbor for all.

Jul 09, 2020

Why Is It Harder for Some Communities to Access the Waterfront?

Communities of color and those with low incomes not only deserve to enjoy waterfront open spaces for recreation and exercise – it’s also their right by law. And yet, through neglect and outright refusal by corporate interests, too many do not have the chance to run, walk, or even stretch near the water. We can and must do better.

Riverfront Walkway at the Encore Casino
Sep 05, 2019

Boston’s Properties to Watch

We’ve put together a list of projects and properties that will play the biggest role in shaping Boston’s future. As developers look to waterfront areas beyond the Seaport, we can both protect public access while also creating more open space, parks, and green space to help the region manage the impacts of climate change. And we can create more diverse neighborhoods with quality affordable housing, good transportation options, and amenities for all.

Jul 26, 2019

Sharing Boston’s Waterfront with Boston’s Neighborhoods

CLF’s annual Pitch a Blanket event shows how much people around Boston care about protecting public access to the waterfront. They also give people the chance to express their shared frustration about privatization of waterfront spaces and poor public access. This combination of factors has made the waterfront feel unwelcoming to many but the wealthy.

Pitch a Blanket 2019
Jul 10, 2019

Watch: The People’s Harbor

Boston is a quickly growing city, but not everyone is benefitting from that growth, especially along the waterfront. That’s why we’re inviting people to celebrate our public spaces on the waterfront – and our public right to access them.

Construction in Boston's Seaport District
Mar 01, 2019

Climate Change Putting Waterfront Access in Massachusetts at Risk

At CLF, we ask ourselves every day, “Are our communities ready for climate change?” When it comes to public waterfront access in Massachusetts, the answer is a resounding no. Waterfront parks and open spaces, including parts of the iconic Harborwalk, are already flooding during high tides and Nor’easters. Increasing sea level rise, along with more… Continue reading Climate Change Putting Waterfront Access in Massachusetts at Risk

Boston Harbor King Tide