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WHY STOP? Imagining the South Coast Rail

Exhibition South Station, Jan 16 – Jan 30 – Opening event Thursday, January 19, 6-8pm!

“We will not understand the full potential of the South Coast Rail Project until we can see it.” – Greg Guimond, Deputy Director and Comprehensive Planning Manger, SRPEDD

In support of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan, SHIFTboston challenged urban planners, architects, urban designers, designers and landscape architects — professionals and students — to explore and visualize destinations along the proposed South Coast Rail extension, which will connect Boston to Taunton, New Bedford, and Fall River, Massachusetts. What sort of developments might we see and how might they look? How could these new developments borrow from and build upon local resources?

This international competition generated interest from 12 states and 10 countries and a number of brilliant concepts for a new and vital urban network along the railway.

Winning and honorable design proposals will be on display at South Station from January 16 – January 30 as part of the traveling WHY STOP Exhibition exhibition which will move to select locations in New Bedford and Fall River. Join us for the opening and a presentation by competition winner Emer O’Daly of Dublin, Ireland on Thursday, January 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

For more information on the competition please click here!

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