This walking tour of Downtown Boston focuses on the major urban planning themes of the city's history -- the building of the waterfront and changes in our maritime economy, the Big Dig (past present and future), and urban redevelopment. Don't worry -- it's fun. We'll check out public art, parks, food trucks, Italian markets, and some classic views of the Boston Harbor along the way. This is the tour for you if you're a history geek, a city nerd, or you need a good primer on Boston.
I'm a Berkeley transplant to Cambridge, and have lived here for 12 years now. I have a Master's in Urban Planning and am now a PhD student. After having lived and worked in many Boston neighborhoods -- Roxbury, the South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the North End, and several parts of Cambridge and Somerville -- I'm feeling a bit like a local. All of my research for school so far has been in Boston, and I love to share my knowledge about history, politics, the arts and, of course, food, with visitors. In my free time you can find me running food and wine events around town, and writing or podcasting on my blog cultivatingplaces.com. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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