Dennis Carlone

Dennis Carlone
2013 Candidate for Cambridge City Council

Home address:
9 Washington Ave - Apt 6
Cambridge, MA 02140

Contact information:
Campaign Hdqtrs: 426 Broadway, Cambridge 02138
Tel: 617-682-0657

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I am with the Clean Slate – three first time candidates who stand for change and for working together. The slate includes myself, Nadeem Mazen and Janneke House. Please vote all the Clean Slate candidates.

The very best way to get an idea of who I am and what I stand for is to watch the five minute video:

Former three-time Mayor Frank Duehay has said about my qualifications:
"Dennis Carlone is an experienced architect and urban designer whose background includes helping Cambridge get to where it is today. The next Council needs Dennis's expertise to develop a comprehensive master plan that provides affordable housing and controls galloping development."

Top Three Priorities
1.) Create a city-wide, people-centered, comprehensive Master Plan that conforms with state law. We cannot possibly implement "smart growth" without a plan. We must stop changing our laws for development, one parcel at a time. We must focus on projects that decrease displacement of families and our less affluent neighbors rather than on those that increase displacement.

2.) Create a "Neighbor Bill of Rights". Fix our laws that are supposed to protect us against abusive noise and intrusive light. These are more than quality of life issues, they are also now know to be Public Health issues.

3.) Add to our existing Code of Conduct for city officials and employees to include discrimination, retaliation, not being wholly truthful, violating procedural rules, and violating federal, state, and local laws. Changing our existing law may well prevent lawsuits like the ones that cost us over $15,000,000 (with seven more lawsuits yet to be resolved).

I have over 25 local, regional, and national awards for my work which focuses on the creation of appropriately scaled, contextually designed new buildings and public spaces. I also have an extensive urban housing background including 500 units of affordable housing. As an early advocate for sustainable planning and design, I was lead architect for the Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Lodge and Educational Center, which has won multiple awards and is featured in Sustainable Facilities: Green Design, Construction, and Operations. As prime consultant, my Plymouth Public Space Action Plan was the only New England project that won an Award for Urban Design by the NYC AIA/BSA over the last two years.

I designed & implemented the East Cambridge Riverfront master plan, a billion dollar development project. It had the neighborhood's full support because it:

(1) Included thirteen acres of Open Space, 1/3 of the development

(2) Preserved and restored the historic Bulfinch Courthouse

(3) Opened access back to the river that had been blocked for decades

(4) Widened Binney Street and got trucks and traffic out of the neighborhood

(5) Built the courthouse parking garage and got cars off the neighborhood streets

Other City of Cambridge Sponsored Experience

• Cambridgeport Revitalization Plan

• North Point Strategic Development Plan

• Broad Canal & Environs Strategic Development Plan

• Kendall Square & Environs Planning Strategy/Mayor's Forum

• Neville Manor Advisory Site Committee Strategy, Guidelines, & Design Review

• Public Library Location Selection & Design Strategy

• Water Department Buildings' Design Overview

• Cambridge Growth Management Initiative

• Trolley Square Affordable Housing Preliminary Study

• Special Permit Design Review for Over 50 Private Projects

Other Cambridge Experience

• Lesley University Master Plans & Architectural Implementation

• Lesley Commons Dining Hall

• MIT Faculty Club

• Charles River Reservation Opportunities Study

• Lesley Street Furniture - Gatepost, Kiosks & Bus Shelter

• Super Stop & Shop Design

• Pfizer/Hybridon Laboratory & Headquarters, 620 Mem Drive

• Porter Square Shopping Center Redevelopment Strategy

• Porter Exchange Exterior & Interior Renovations

• Harvard/Agassiz Transition Plan & Rezoning Approval


Harvard University, Master of Architecture in Urban Design, 1976.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Architecture, 1970.

Bachelor of Science in Building Sciences, 1969, both with Honors.

I have also taught at Harvard, BU, and Lesley Art Institute.

Please vote Carlone, House and Mazen -- the Clean Slate candidates.

Dennis Carlone 2013 Candidate Profile - Cambridge Chronicle

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