The Globe Magazine has a lengthy profile today of Kairos Shen, the chief planner for the city of Boston. We have been seeing a lot more of Kairos in Allston in the past few months and he seems to be bringing a level of insight and deliberative review to development that was missing during the rush to approve the Harvard Science Complex.
One quote of note from the story:
"Menino says 'Kairos is spending time at Harvard dealing with the [Allston] community right now, and the feedback I get is 'Thank God you sent Kairos to help us.'' The chief planner 'has made a huge difference in the relationship between Harvard and the community,' he adds."