MIT has commissioned a design study to help the Institute envision the future of East Campus and the Kendall gateway area. A critical element of the study process is the gathering of thoughts and ideas from the MIT and Cambridge communities. To facilitate this exchange of information, MIT is hosting community forums between November 2013 and January 2014 to share progress and invite discussion and ideas. The community forums will help MIT build on the work of a three-year, community-wide effort to align the interests of a broad group of stakeholders around the future vision for Kendall Square. At these gatherings, the urban design team will solicit participants’ input and share the study progress. As the team develops concepts, it will take into consideration the analysis developed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and the City of Cambridge during the rezoning effort, the important design goals and planning principles recommended by a faculty design group, as well as input from the community.
The dates for the forums will be:
- Thursday, November 7th, 2013, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, MIT Room 3-270
- Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, MIT Room 32-155
- Tuesday, January 21st, 2014, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Location TBD
Recognizing that the work to re-imagine the East Campus of MIT will require collective wisdom, and the administration hopes you will join them at these forums to learn more and share your thoughts.