Harvard in the City
In light of the fall 2020 opening of the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences complex in Allston, Harvard has been ramping up its involvement in the local area.
Some at the event sharply criticized Harvard for what they called a lack of institutional support. The arrest of the student has drawn allegations of police brutality.
The Harvard Planning Office is working with the Cambridge Historical Commission on plans to renovate Massachusetts Hall—the University’s oldest building—this summer.
Short-term renting may be the reason why a luxury residential complex in Allston has reached full capacity, according to a local real estate agent.
The I-90 realignment will replace the aging Allston viaduct, simplifying and straightening the ramps at the end of the Massachusetts Turnpike.
In the wake of the University’s pledge some Allston and Brighton residents said they were thrilled by the promised influx of Harvard money. Others were less optimistic.
The University also promised up to $8 million to help construct another, interim transportation station in Allston in a letter sent to the Mass. Dept. of Transportation.
Muralist Paul Deo will collaborate with Allston high schoolers and Harvard students this spring to create an augmented reality mural at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston.
Harvard and MIT's digital learning platform edX is partnering with Microsoft and GE to provide Mass. residents with subsidized online courses and guaranteed job interviews.
At a meeting Monday, residents said they worry Harvard’s plans for Allston prioritize automobiles over pedestrians and public transportation.