Take a walk through Central Square, Cambridge’s only Cultural District and Business Improvement District. Central Square is a neighborhood in flux, known locally as a cultural destination and bookended by world-class institutions of higher learning. It’s a crossroads of the city, home to residents living at the extremes of the wealth gap, where life sciences, arts, culture and community connect and collide. This historic neighborhood underwent incredible change during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to close and near-constant collaboration with the City of Cambridge.
The tour will highlight three three public realm initiatives that transformed parking for cars into places for people: Starlight Square, Popportunity, and Central’s new, marquee dining blocks. We’ll also introduce you to some of our beloved small business owners, share the stories behind our 30+ pieces of public art, and take in the spirit of the Square at one of the 15 new outdoor patios created through COVID executive orders.
Mode: Walking, Transit