Boston as being in “Retrograde”
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) lists Boston as being in “retrograde” with respect to vital and responsible urban redevelopment. This affects relative federal funds allotted to the area.
Unbridled development in Charlestown will severely compound deficient planning having detrimental impacts on public well being, resilience, property value, infrastructure and tourism revenue. With no Master Plan, repercussions will last for generations to come and soon challenge the Big Dig efficacy.
Unfortunately, the promising Boston 2030 vision has been compromised by privatization which, disconnects people from the natural, cultural, and economic history of the region.
Boston lacks a Public Private Project (PPP) oversight committee to stop this socio-economic and ecological backward course.
Despite the City of Boston Redevelopment Authority Boston 2030 Vision Plan, Pier 5 maintenance has been neglected.
A Private Authority determines Urban Development without a Comprehensive Boston Master Plan.