Kairos Shen

Kairos Shen is the former Chief Planner at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston’s economic development, and planning agency. Mr. Shen managed the BRA’s planning division that includes the core functions of community planning, urban design, zoning, waterfront planning and infrastructure planning. Mr. Shen was part of the leadership team that set the BRA’s economic development and planning agenda to achieve citywide, neighborhood, and economic sector growth and development in all of Boston’s communities. Mr. Shen was intimately involved in many of Boston’s most significant planning efforts in the last ten years. They included the Interim Guidelines for the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, the plans for East and West Fenway neighborhoods, the implementation of Boston’s new $700 million convention center, the planning of the 1000 acre South Boston Waterfront, and plans for the future of Fenway Park. In addition to undertaking and supervising many of the planning and design studies, Mr. Shen regularly participated in community meetings that are essential to the success of any planning effort. Mr. Shen is a graduate of Swarthmore College and has a Master of Architecture from MIT.