Project for Public Spaces was engaged by Harvard University to apply its expertise in Placemaking to the problem of how to achieve a sense of place and an attractive, active environment at Harvard’s Allston campus. Cooper Robertson & Partners is leading the Allston Initiative Master Plan, with Gehry Partners, the Olin Partnership, and Chan, Kreiger Associates.

The Placemaking program will specifically focus on places where there will be a clear benefit for both University and community stakeholders, and considers many improvements that can enhance the neighborhood at the same time as providing a better campus setting. PPS met with community stakeholders and facilitated a public workshop and is using that and other information to develop concepts for shared public spaces, especially around Barry’s Corner in the short, medium and long term.

Harvard Allston Master Plan was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by pmyrick@pps.org