Resilience Districts Boston

The Resilience Districts Boston exhibition introduces a new zoning tool called Resilience Districts for adapting the Greater Boston Area to climate change. Resilience Districts serve as a governance structure for mitigating and pooling systemic risks, capturing agglomeration benefits, and providing a potential framework for metropolitan resettlement.

Through maps, diagrams, and drawings, a working method is outlined and nine Resilience Districts are identified within the Greater Boston Area. Each Resilience District is analyzed to inform a series of district-wide urban design strategies that reflect regional flood exposure, local land use designations, and neighborhood development opportunities.

Alan M. Berger and Jonah Susskind

Research and design team
Ali Al-Sammarraie, Mario Giampieri, Al-Jalil Gault, Xinhui Li, Fadi Masoud, Hannah Hunt Moeller, Bella Purdy, Matthew Spremulli, Michael Wilson

This exhibition is part of the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism's triennial on Equitable Resilience.