Announcing the 2019 Norman B. Leventhal City Prize Winner

MIT’s Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) is pleased to name Malden Works for Waterfront Equity and Resilience the winner of the 2019 Norman B. Leventhal City Prize, a $100,000 award to catalyze transformative urban design and planning approaches. Malden Works is a new, experimental resilience project in the City of Malden, Massachusetts. This transformative project will demonstrate an alternative planning and design process for redeveloping a legacy waterfront industrial site while fostering social and environmental resilience in the community.

Malden Works brings together a new coalition of community leaders, environmental advocates, local residents, and government stakeholders. It proposes an innovative 'both-and' model, resisting waterfront gentrification while introducing essential climate resiliency improvements with existing industrial uses and open space. Starting with the only publicly-owned property along Malden's riverfront which houses Malden's Department of Public Works, the physical transformation of the project site and the planning process seeks to serve as a model for similar urbanized waterways in metro Boston and beyond.

Further details on the prize are available here.