Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams are working with community groups and state agencies to re-establish Charlesgate Park’s connection with the Charles River and the Back Bay Fens. Thanks to the repair of the “necklace,” Northeastern students eventually will be able to walk or cycle in green space all the way to the Esplanade.
Riders of Boston’s public transportation system use the Transit app to plan trips, get real-time information on service, and set alerts for departure times. These interactions provide a massive amount of data about how riders use the app and navigate the transit system. But little has been done with this treasure trove of information—until now.
Dan Adams, associate professor of architecture, worked with a team of Northeastern graduates at his firm Landing Studio to tackle a unique challenge: turning a litter-strewn, fenced-in, abandoned plot of land underneath one of the busiest freeways in Boston into a space that people will want to use.