Design Museum Boston’s Urban Innovation Festival July 29-31

| MSNE Staff

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Want to get a taste of what Boston could look like in the near future? Curious to see urban design in action? Join Design Museum Boston for their 3-day outdoor Urban Innovation Festival July 29-31 under the I-93 overpass at 247 Albany Street in the South End.

During this 3-day design hackathon, you’ll watch as teams comprised of engineers, designers, architects, and innovators compete to design solutions to urban problems. This is the main event of the museum’s ongoing Urban Innovation program, which shows how design can improve the livability of a city.

Each participating team — including Payette, Autodesk, Fidelity Labs, Essential Design, Bose, Shepley Bulfinch, Wentworth Institute of Technology, CBT, MassArt, and Stantec — will be given a challenge related to the overpass, such as improving safety or connecting neighborhoods. You’ll be able to watch solutions being built fro the ground up right before your eyes from under the overpass.

Microsoft New England is proud to be a sponsor of this event, as we’re always striving to support civic tech innovators as they transform Boston and make our city even better.

“I can’t wait to see what the teams come up with, but what I’m most excited about is when we actually install these solutions next year! My goal is to install as many as possible and in different neighborhoods. If the designs are successful, than we will work hard to install even more,” said Liz Pawlak, Associate Director, Design Museum Boston.

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