The City of Boston is developing a new citywide Open Space Plan for the years 2015 to 2021 to guide it in this vitally important facet of t city’s growth. Early in the twentieth century Lewis Mumford, the noted urban development critic, observed that Boston’s integration of the built environment with green space made it a model American city. Mayor Martin J. Walsh understands the importance that Boston’s citizens place on this interplay of open and built spaces and our need for balanced development. That is why he supports this effort to plan ahead and manage our open space development, and assigned the Boston Parks and Recreation Department as the lead agency to prepare the new citywide Open Space Plan.
Citation: City of Boston.gov