Harvard Square Placemaking

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The City of Cambridge, in cooperation with Harvard University and the Harvard Square Business Association, has engaged in a public process to develop recommendations for the public open space in the center of Harvard Square: The T plaza, Forbes Plaza at Holyoke Center, and the broad sidewalk in front of the Coop and Bank of America.

There was a public workshop held on September 17, 2013. You can review the presentation from that meeting below:

The following report summarizes the recommendations from the September 17 meeting:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Neighborhood and Long-Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebration Committee conducted a public hearing on Thursday, September 28 to discuss the redesign of the Out of Town News Kiosk in Harvard Square. Click on the below links to the following presentations from Wednesday evening's meeting:

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Neighborhood and Long-term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts, and Celebration Committee will be conducting a public hearing on Thursday, June 23rd from 5:30 P. M. to 7:00 P. M. in the Sullivan Chamber, Cambridge City Hall to discuss the formation of a special working group that will be tasked with developing a framework for the continued stewardship, curatorship, and oversight of the Out of Town News Kiosk in Harvard Square. Click here for the presentation from Thursday evening's meeting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The next Harvard Square Placemaking Community Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th from 5:30 P. M. to 7:00 P. M. at the Smith Campus Center, 2nd Floor, 1344 Massachusetts Avenue. The entrance is located next to Cambridge Trust (to the left of the main entrance). A sign will be on the door indicating the location. Details to follow. For any questions, please contact Ellen Kokinda at ekokinda@cambridgema.gov or by phone at 617/349-4618.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Follow-up Public Workshop

Join us for an evening of continued discussion on the ideas for the public space in the heart of Harvard Square including the Plazas at the T, Harvard's Forbes Plaza at Holyoke Center, and in front of the Coop. The session will kick off with a look at the public open space interventions to date, followed by further discussion of the four categories of actions in and around the plazas. (View Harvard Square Vision Plan report)



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For more information contact Ellen Kokinda at 617/349-4618 or ekokinda@cambridgema.gov