Visioning Lab

Visioning Lab

The Go Boston 2030 Visioning Lab took place on May 8 and 9 of 2015 at the China Trade Center. Building on the Question Campaign, we asked the public to help us to develop a big vision for the future of mobility. The event was free and open to the public.  What people wrote on the walls, designed at the Creation Station, and “liked” with stickers and tokens was used to guide the development of goals and targets for the Vision Report.

Scenes from the Lab:

Walsh speaks group Mayor Marty Walsh and Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca kicked off the Lab on Friday

panel discussion“What would it mean to use transportation to build civic space?” A discussion featuring Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Boston’s Chief Information Officer; Lori Lobenstine, from the Design Studio for Social Intervention; and Aziza Robinson-Goodnight, Artist in Transit for the Fairmount Cultural Corridor, tackled this question. The panel was co-sponsored by Future Boston Alliance (now Epicenter Community)ONEin3 (now SPARK Boston), and Young Professionals in Transportation.

bike repairFree basic bike maintenance lessons were provided by the Boston Cyclists Union.

creation station

An interactive “Creation Station” let people visualize how they want to get around Boston in the future with collages, models, poems, and more.

dancers at Visioning Lab

Five local artists participated in the event. Their work included dance, photography, painting, performance, and community mapping. Learn more about McKersin Previlus, Risa Horn, Wilton Tejeda, Irene Smalls, and Daniella Ciccone Nascimiento here.

looking at race and transit access in the data visualization gallery

The transportation data visualization gallery let participants statistically validate their personal experiences and learn about how the transportation system functions today across the city.

reading 5000 questions

All 5,000 questions from the Question Campaign were on display.

Check out more images from the Go Boston 2030 Visioning Lab in our Flickr album by clicking the image below!

Visioning Lab (Set 1)

Special thanks to BridjUrban AdvenTours, Hubway, Zipcar, Boston Duck Tours, and Boston By Foot for providing door prizes.