Allston Dreaming in Cambridge

The Harvard Crimson :: Opinion :: Allston Dreams

Harvard physics professor Peter Galison, a 1997 recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, asks what might happen if a series of individually logical planning decisions result in a "dys-Allston". This literally and figuratively dark future for Allston has a science campus that is abandoned by 6:30 p.m., a museum that closes at 5 p.m., and classrooms that empty by 4 in the afternoon.

Instead he hopes Harvard will create a vibrant and interesting space, full of science, art, and life. His op-ed piece is beautifully written and a great statement consistent with what many people in Allston and Brighton say when we look at Harvard's plans and fear that "another Kendall Square" is about to be built. He captures what Harvard's development could be, and I can think of nothing better than seeing plans from Harvard that make these dreams a reality.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:44 AM

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  2. Anonymous1:10 PM

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