IMAGINE BOSTON 2030 TO HOST “BOSTON BY THE NUMBERS” SERIES TO SHARE DATA ON THE TRENDS THAT INFLUENCE BOSTON

First session to take place on Wednesday, October 26, at the BCYF Shelburne Community Center

City of Boston MassachusettsBOSTON – Monday, October 24, 2016 – Imagine Boston 2030 today announced that as part of their engagement efforts, residents are invited to attend the first of a series of public conversations led by Imagine Boston 2030 and the Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) Research Division to learn and discuss how Boston’s trends and data can help guide Boston’s future.
The first discussion, titled “Understanding Boston’s Population, from the Past to theBoston 2030 hosts Boston by the Numbers Future,” will be held on Wednesday, October 26, at the BCYF Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury.
The discussion will focus on a variety of topics, and will address questions such as: Did you know that about 12,000 people move to Boston from another country each year, making up about 18% of new arrivals in Boston?  Did you know that Boston’s population is projected to grow to 723,500 by 2030, up from 669,469 residents in 2015? Did you know that Boston has averaged 7,900 births a year since 2000? That’s 22 new Bostonians a day.
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This Wednesday’s talk and each following session will include a presentation that ends with a question and answer period. All “Boston by the Numbers” events are free and open to the public.
WHEN:          Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:        BCYF Shelburne Community Center
2730 Washington Street, Roxbury
WHO:           
  • Rebekah Emanuel, Executive Director of Imagine Boston 2030
  • Alvaro Lima, Director of Research at Boston Planning & Development Agency

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