A better future for Cambridge meeting

enteringcambridgeA group of concerned Cantabrigians are meeting in an attempt to make the city a better place to live — and you can join them.

On Thursday, April 11, the crew from “A Better Future for a Better Cambridge” will talk to three experts about ways to plan urban growth in Cambridge while promoting a more diverse, livable and sustainable city. The panel will be open to the public, and you can join in the conversation by registering here.

“A Better Future for a Better Cambridge” is a group looking “to build a more diverse and dynamic Cambridge the path toward sustainable growth,” according to their website. The individuals in the group vary from business owners to students and retirees. Also according to the website, they  “believe that new development can play an important role in protecting the diversity and economic vitality of Cambridge.”

They also add their vision is one “that brings together the many types of people that live, work, and play in Cambridge.”

The experts invited to the panel are Fred Salvucci, former state secretary of transportation and senior lecturer in civil engineering at MIT; Barry Bluestone, founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University; and Andre Leroux, executive director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance.

The talk is scheduled at 7 p.m. on April 11 at Cambridge College (1000 Massachusetts Ave.). –Lucas Parolin