Coastal City Dichotomy of Boston

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Boston, as a coastal city, experiences a dichotomy between sociopolitical economic progress and the challenge to building equitable resiliency..

This will require shifting the narrative and making systemic changes in climate resiliency-building, multisector collaboration and developing more innovative models of stakeholder engagement.

– Magdalena Ayed, Founder and Executive Director of The Harborkeepers

Magdalena Ayed is Founder and Executive Director of The Harborkeepers, an East Bostonbased grassroots coastal resiliency organization. A multilingual native of Argentina who grew
up in NY and NJ with a Bachelor’s from Montclair University in International Relations, Magdalena came to Boston in 2003 to work and raise a family. She very quickly discovered that Boston,
as a coastal city, experiences a dichotomy between socio-political economic progress and the
challenge to building equitable resiliency, which she believes will require shifting the resiliency
narrative and making systemic changes in climate resiliency-building, multi-sector collaboration
and developing more innovative models of stakeholder engagement. She brings her extensive
experience in community engagement, cross-sector partnership building skills and knowledge of
multi-cultural sensitivity to find points of collaboration between diverse stakeholders in order to
advance local, state and regional climate resiliency plans and as well as assure that environmental policies work for more impacted communities, like East Boston.

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