Janice Rodriguez-Andujar (she/her) is a 2021 Youth Civic Design Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM). She spent her summer exploring the practice of civic design, learning about city government and supporting key MONUM projects. …


Maggie Olson (she/her) is a 2021 Youth Civic Design Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM). She spent her summer exploring the practice of civic design, learning about city government and supporting key MONUM projects. …


Where the Work of One Small Office is Making BIG Strides Towards Racial Justice and Homeless Prevention in Boston

Kimberly M. Rhoten (they/them) is a 2021 Summer Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, working with the Office of Returning Citizens to explore how Boston might reimagine and restructure this Office so as to expand services to this vulnerable population.

I’d like to introduce you to a…


Melody (Yu-Hsuan) Hsu is a 2021 Summer Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, directly collaborating with the Office of Recovery Services to generate momentum for creativity and community. …


Paola Pelletier-Ozuna (she/her) is a 2021 Summer Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, working with the Housing Innovation Lab and the Department of Neighborhood Development to develop tools to help decision-making and process management for mixed-use housing and public building projects.

When my family moved to the…


Sophia Ashebir (she/her) is a 2021 Summer Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, working with the Age Strong Commission on evaluating and modernizing the Taxi Coupon Program.

Boston is home to a wide variety of public transportation options. One of those being the local subway, called the…


Liz Cormack (she/her) is a 2021 Summer Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, working with the Boston Public Library and the Environment Department to build and evaluate placemaking projects at BPL Free Outdoor WiFi Zones.

When I first moved to Boston twelve years ago, trips to the…


Liane Yue (she/her) is a 2021 Summer Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, working with the Office of Food Access to expand public outreach about safety net programs and resources (such as SNAP, HIP, and Double-Up Bucks) to increase their enrollment and utilization.

Everyone has a food…


Rebecca Brand (she/her) is a 2021 Summer Fellow with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, working with the Inspectional Services and Environment Departments to improve the experience of new permit-seekers and identify “change moments” to align the process with community resiliency and energy efficiency goals.

Raise your virtual hand…


Rodrigo Dyer (he/him) was a 2021 Institute of Design (ID) extern with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics exploring the creation of an overnight low-threshold space for people with substance use disorders (SUDs).

In 2019, I attended a conference by Antionette Carroll at DePaul University in Chicago. The CEO…

New Urban Mechanics

The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics is Boston's Civic R&D Lab / Incubator.

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