In BostonвЂ™s booming Seaport, the namesake is also the threat
BOSTON вЂ” General Electric is building its new world headquarters and Amazon is bringing in thousands of new workers to BostonвЂ™s booming Seaport District.
But after bad flooding during a storm this past winter, critics wonder whether it was a bright idea to invest so much on a man-made peninsula barely above sea level.
Municipal officials insist theyвЂ™ve made the proper preparations for climate change where one-sixth of the city sits on a manmade landfill. TheyвЂ™re gearing up to host the International Mayors Climate Summit on Thursday.
Some Seaport developers are building with climate change in mind, but planners behind many office towers and high-rise condos erected earlier simply didnвЂ™t.
And environmental activists and some researchers complain the city isnвЂ™t moving quickly enough or aggressively enough to change development patterns.