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Capstone Project Spotlight

Developing an award-winning housing plan at Morton Street Crossing

In Spring 2015, four Northeastern students were challenged to create an innovative and comprehensive development proposal that would address the needs of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC). Together, in collaboration with graduate students from Boston Architectural College, the group envisioned a mixed-use, mixed-income development with 35 affordable housing units at Morton Street Crossing on the Mattapan/Dorchester line. Their proposal scored a second place award at the 16th annual Affordable Housing Development Competition. “I was really impressed with the work they did, and I was really happy to see them excited,” said Vitalia Shklovsky, project manager at CSNDC. “Because they’re so new, it was really helpful to have them do so much work, especially in the community outreach piece. It was valuable on the company perspective to have that insight, basically free work, and building relationships with the students who will be entering the field.” Read more.

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Student Blog

6 Hours Ahead

Lauren Costello, a student in the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) program, is currently on exchange at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Follow her blog for weekly posts about Lauren’s studies abroad, her adventures, and what drives her intellectually.

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