Help your community be part of MetroCommon 2050, Greater Boston’s next regional plan!
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is now accepting applications for the MetroCommon 2050 Outreach Mini-Grant Program. We will be accepting applications and awarding mini-grants on a rolling basis until December 2020 for outreach projects to be completed between now and Spring 2021.
The purpose of the MetroCommon 2050 mini-grants is to fund community partners to help us with outreach, events, and collecting input in harder-to-reach communities. Voices of people from those communities will be crucial in developing the plan content and shaping the future of our region. We want to hear from the region, and we are providing resources to those who will help us reach underserved populations.
MetroCommon 2050 is Greater Boston’s next regional plan, and the process of developing it is being led by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). MAPC is regional planning agency that serves the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston.
Learn more about the mini-grants here!
MAPC will host informational sessions and webinars from time to time to answer any questions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate.
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Friday, August 30 – 11 a.m. – noon
Thursday, September 26 – 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, October 25 – 11 a.m. – noon
Friday, December 13 – 11 a.m. – noon
The November Officers meeting has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled Officers meeting will be held Monday, December 2, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
Don’t miss the second event in MAPC’s MetroCommon speaker series! Join us for a riveting keynote by the transportation thinker David Zipper on the interplay between urban and transportation policy and new mobility technologies, followed by an interactive panel discussion with local transportation planners, advocates, and administrators.
David Zipper is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he focuses on the interplay between urban policy and new mobility technologies. David advises numerous startups and urban officials about the future of cities and mobility. His writing about urban innovation has been published in The Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, and Fast Company. Learn more on his website, www.davidzipper.com.
Registration and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the speaking portion of the event will begin at 6 p.m. Light appetizers will be served.
Stay tuned — we’ll announce our panelists soon!
MAPC Fall Council Meeting will host the MetroCommon x 2050 Speaker Series event “Are We There Yet? 21st Century Mobility Forum”
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Colonnade Hotel, Boston Ballroom
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
General registration: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
MAGIC meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month from 2:30-4:30 at the Concord Planning and Land Management Office, 141 Keyes Road, Concord, MA.
MAGIC hosts workshops and events of regional interest on alternating months.
The November Executive Committee meeting has been cancelled. The next Executive Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.