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Mattapan Bus StationThe MBTA is partnering with the City of Boston’s second Public Space Invitational, a civic design competition that aims to reimagine our public spaces in Boston.

The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, in partnership with the Boston Art Commission and the City’s Streets cabinet, are asking teams of designers, artists and engineers to submit ideas on how to make civic space, infrastructure, or civic processes more inviting, functional and fun. Up to five projects will be selected and winning teams will have up to $9,500 for construction and implementation of their projects. Submissions will be accepted through April 3, 2016.

One of three challenges is a partnership with the MBTA and Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Matthew Hincman to help a winning team make bus shelters, specifically those at Mattapan Station, more inviting, beautiful, and comfortable.

Other challenges in the Public Space Invitational:
Analog Challenge: a partnership with the Boston Society of Architects, seeks traditional, but innovative approaches to improve the streetscape;

Digital Challenge: a partnership with Microsoft Technology and Civic Engagement, seeks projects that experiment with technology, sensors and a generally connected world.

The Public Space Invitational is part of a continuing series of efforts to engage Boston’s creative community. For more information on the initiative, please visit space.newurbanmechanics.org.

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