The Newton Villages Alliance is pleased to announce “Setting Our Course in Newton”, a new speakers series featuring expert guests covering a range of topics of interest to those concerned about community and open space preservation. The Spring 2016 inaugural series includes a forum on Chapter 40B in Newton; lessons from West Coast community preservationists about the impact of rapid high-density residential development on gentrification and displacement; an account of one community’s experience with HUD intervention into their local land use decision-making; and a talk about the economic and environmental benefits of preservation of historic houses and other buildings. The series is free. All are welcome to attend, and to participate in Q&A sessions with our distinguished speakers.
Julia Malakie will be moderator for the first event, on Sunday, March 6, 1pm at the Windsor Club in Waban, on “Answering 40B: The Challenge of Housing Affordability & Neighborhood Context in Newton.” More information on the flyer and on the NVA website: http://www.newtonvillagesalliance.org/speakers-series.html <http://www.newtonvillagesalliance.org/speakers-series.html>