Reflections from the Continuum Team

We’re wrapping up the learning phase for this project and we’ve covered quite a lot of ground: Over 80 conversations with BRA employees, Boston residents, members of the media, city employees, and neighborhood advocates (with a few still on our calendars in the coming...

Staff Workshops

We held workshops with a range of people within the BRA to dig deeper into how the organization functions and into how it works with its many stakeholders.   We heard some really meaningful and inspiring reasons why people work at the BRA (below):   But we...

Core Team Perspective—Gina Physic

Living in the South End in the early 90’s shaped my initial idea of the BRA. Conversations on gentrification and rent increases throughout the apartment building I lived in remain vivid in my mind, and although my family and I moved to Los Angeles, Boston always felt...

What are we up to?

We are currently in the midst of learning and analysis where we conduct in-context learning to understand values, perceptions and experiences of internal and external stakeholders of the BRA.  In this stage of the project, we want to better understand inside-out and...

Extended Team Kickoff

The week before last we officially kicked off the project with the entire core and extended teams. Everyone came to our new offices at 21 Drydock, relinquished their cellphones and participated in an engaging afternoon. After going around the room to introduce...