Council Members Register here for the Winter Council Meeting .
Drop-in community event! What do you want the region to be like, long-term? Please join us for a drop-in, interactive, expo-style listening session featuring remarks by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
Some issues are bigger than any one neighborhood, city, or town: Transportation, housing, climate, jobs, equity, and more. That’s why your community is part of Greater Boston’s next long-term regional plan, MetroCommon 2050, which is now being developed.
Join us any time from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and stay as long as you like. We’ll have displays and activities about the region, and interesting ways for you to tell us what you care about.
This Listening Session will include the MAPC Council Meeting, which will take place from 4 to 4:30.
A speaking portion of the event, featuring remarks by Mayor Martin J. Walsh will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Free of charge
RSVPs are encouraged so we have a rough head count. RSVP here: https://mapc.ma/MarchListeningSession
Can’t make it to this listening session? Watch the MetroCommon 2050 event page to learn about more: https://metrocommon.mapc.org/events/
For interpretation and other accommodations, please contact Iolando Spinola at 617.933.0713.
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!
NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT
Dear Friends of MAPC:
Out of an abundance of caution, MAPC has decided to postpone the Winter Council Meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, March 10) in Framingham. Over the next few days, we will assess the situation and decide how to reschedule the Council Meeting and Legislative Panel on Housing, Transportation, and Climate. We will consider rescheduling as a virtual event, which will provide Council members and allies the opportunity to learn the latest about what is going on at the State House, without having to participate in a crowded event that might make some people uncomfortable.
I realize we sent out a note earlier this morning reminding people about the Council Meeting, and I apologize if this update causes any confusion. Still, we feel the wisest course is to postpone the meeting, and to reschedule in a different format.
Please stay tuned, and stay safe!
In 2020, cities and towns throughout Greater Boston re-imagined their public spaces, converting streets and sidewalks into spaces that would promote active transportation, social distancing, outdoor dining, multimodal transit, and safe exercise.
Now, in partnership with MassDOT and the Solomon Foundation, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council is inviting cities and towns to look back at their recently-completed shared streets projects.
Please join us next Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. for a panel discussion and Q&A on Shared Streets. Municipal representatives will reflect on the complex projects they undertook, share lessons learned, and look forward to what’s next.
- Kate Fichter (moderator): Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination, MassDOT
- Wayne Feiden, FAICP: Director Planning & Sustainability, Northampton
- Katrina O’Leary: Town Planner, Middleton
- Police Chief Tom Galvin, Berlin
- Ben Cares: Senior Planner and Project Manager, Chelsea