A Campus Centered on the Charles River

Stephanie Hurley, a Doctor of Design Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, wrote recently about Harvard's expansion into Allston. She believes that Harvard should be a steward of the Charles River and care for it as "one of its valued icons and landscapes".
Its pretty clear that the river where it passes through Allston and Brighton lacks a steward able to provide the maintenance that the river needs. The state will spend money to fix structurally deficient bridges elsewhere but there is no indication that the crumbling bridges here will be repaired any time soon. Repaving a path is nice but a small step towards what the river needs to be an attractive and well-maintained public resource.

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