MAPC recently conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) with the Oregon Public Health Insitute to help inform an update to HUD's designated housing rule. The rule allows housing authorities to allocate a certain number of public housing units to senior and disabled families.
The Health Impact Assessment looked at several factors, including accessibility and housing affordability, to analyze the rule and make recommendations to optimize the update's public health effects.
Today, we released our new report, "Putting Legacy First: Planning for the Boston 2024 Olympics," jointly with the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and Transportation for Massachusetts. The report urges Olympic planners to "put legacy first." Read full report here.
MAPC is working with the Massachusetts Farm-to-School Project, the Somerville schools and 9 other Boston-area school districts (including Cambridge, Dover-Sherborn, Medford, Methuen, Milton, Quincy, Weston, Waltham, and Watertown) to explore whether more produce and other food for their schools can be secured from local food sources.
MAPC has issued a Request for Information to vendors who may be able to meet the needs of these districts. We are hoping multiple vendors respond by June 15th.
Local legislators, elected officials & citizens to discuss transportation, economic development, climate change & planning
Join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s South Shore Coalition and Representative Garrett Bradley (D-Hingham) for a Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Willcutt Commons Senior Center, located at 91 Sohier St. in Cohasset.