Hello! Welcome back to another fall semester. We welcome to the team two new members: Dan Ostberg, a chemical engineering student, and Tia Thompson, a design student! We are so excited to have them on board and look forward to the upcoming year.
Progress is already underway for Carter Field along Southwest Corridor Park, between the Squashbusters Badger and Rosen Center and the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC). The space is the result of a unique public-private partnership between the city of Boston and Northeastern University and will expand by about 25% with the addition of the existing Camden parking lot into the new park. The new children’s playground will be named after Victoria McGrath, a Northeastern student who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and who tragically died last year.
Over the summer, team member Durward completed a summer independent research fellowship, making public much of our data collected over the past 3 years. Users can now see a list of all of the playgrounds we have surveyed and their scores. A map can be use to filter desired play spaces. You can check it out at scorecard.playgroundprojectindigo.org!