Top

Looking for information on MAPC’s official meetings and legal notices? Find it here.

Jan
23
Tue
2018
SolSmart Resources Brown Bag @ MAPC Offices, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
SolSmart Resources Brown Bag @ MAPC Offices, 3rd Floor Conference Room | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

This brown bag is an opportunity for municipalities to learn about resources available through the national SolSmart program. Seven MAPC communities recently received technical assistance from a SolSmart advisor to help them streamline their solar permitting and zoning and to reduce solar soft costs in their communities. You can find out more about SolSmart by visiting: https://www.solsmart.org/

This event will be hosted at MAPC. Please note that in case of a snow cancellation, we will host the brown bag on Thursday, January 25th instead.

Register here.

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Electrify Your Community: Charging Station Purchasing 101 Webinar @ Online Webinar
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Electrify Your Community: Charging Station Purchasing 101 Webinar @ Online Webinar

Join MAPC for our program webinar, Electrify Your Community: Charging Station Purchasing 101, on Thursday, February 15, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Tune in to get up to speed on how to install electric vehicle charging stations to power vehicles in your fleet and community. Webinar attendees will learn more about:

  • The basics of selecting a charging station, or stations, to meet your needs and reduce costs where possible;
  • The benefits of buying in bulk with other communities through the Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program; and
  • Available funding and steps to take to include charging stations, and more, in your Green Communities Competitive Grant application or municipal budget.

Register here.

May
8
Tue
2018
Plug-in to Municipal Best Practices: Community EV Charging Station Workshop @ Education Center, Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Plug-in to Municipal Best Practices: Community EV Charging Station Workshop @ Education Center, Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

MAPC and the City of Newton are co-hosting a Community EV Charging Station workshop on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Whether you’ve already decided to purchase EV charging stations in 2018, or are just starting to think about EV charging stations for your community, this workshop will take you on a deep dive of everything to consider from procurement to installation.

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how you can participate in MAPC’s Green Mobility Group Purchasing program in 2018 and save money by buying with other public fleets;
  • Engage in discussion with other municipalities considering purchases of EV charging station and learn from leaders in the region with experience installing charging stations;
  • Connect with EV charging station vendors on the statewide contract and learn about the specifications of the technologies they can provide.

A more detailed agenda with workshop presenters and location will be distributed in advance of the event. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Register here.

May
9
Wed
2018
Municipal Solar Thermal Webinar: Procurement Pathways and Lessons Learned @ Online Webinar
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MAPC is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 9, at 12:00 PM to share lessons and best practices for deploying municipal solar hot water systems.
Attendees will hear about lessons learned in the procurement process, what to expect for a solar thermal project, and new incentive structures for solar hot water, including Alternative Energy Credits (AECs) and the MassCEC rebate. We will also share our procurement templates and incentives calculator developed during MAPC’s current pilot as part of the MassCEC Solar Thermal Challenge, in partnership with Meister Consultants, a Cadmus Company.
Jun
27
Wed
2018
Webinar: SolSmart Program and Resources @ Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: SolSmart Program and Resources @ Online
MAPC is hosting a webinar on the SolSmart Program and resources for reducing solar ‘soft costs’ on Wednesday, June 27,from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Join to learn more about the Program and how your community can start to reduce solar ‘soft costs’ by implementing permitting and zoning best practices.
Register for the webinar here.
Mar
7
Thu
2019
Cambridge Autonomous Vehicles Educational Forum @ Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the City of Cambridge, MAPC, our partners, and other members of the public for a forum on autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

The City of Cambridge has begun the process of creating a Future of Mobility Implementation Blueprint to help prepare for and shape new mobility options in a way that meets our community goals, meets the mobility needs of all people who live in, work in, and visit Cambridge, and is well integrated with our sustainable transportation system. This forum is an opportunity for you to:

  • learn about the role of the Local, State, and Federal government in managing AVs,
  • hear from researchers who are thinking about the interactions between AVs and people, and
  • engage with the people behind the technology to gain a better understanding of the state of the technology, plans for the future, and challenges.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Joseph E. Barr | Director | Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department
  • Susanne Rasmussen | Director of Environmental and Transportation Planning | Cambridge Community Development Department
  • Alison Felix | Senior Transportation Planner and Emerging Technologies Specialist | Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
  • Bryan Reimer | Research Scientist | MIT AgeLab
  • Ryan Jacobs | Director, Boston Operations | nuTonomy

This event is hosted by the City of Cambridge in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.

Sep
11
Wed
2019
Webinar: Clean Heating and Cooling Opportunities for MA Municipalities @ Online webinar
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Webinar: Clean Heating and Cooling Opportunities for MA Municipalities @ Online webinar

Join MAPC on Wednesday, September 11, from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM, for a free webinar on our new white paper, Hot, Cool, Clean: Clean Heating and Cooling Opportunities for Massachusetts Municipalities. 

Across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, municipalities are embracing clean heating and cooling systems as important tools for reducing their energy costs and their greenhouse gas emissions. With recent technological advancements and evolving markets, air-source heat pumps, ground-source humps, and solar thermal have emerged as viable alternatives to fossil-fuel heating systems. Hot, Cool, Clean: Clean Heating and Cooling Opportunities for Massachusetts Municipalities highlights the technologies that are providing municipalities with cost-effective, low-carbon solutions for their heating and cooling needs. Join MAPC for this webinar to learn more about the incentives available to municipalities interested in clean heating and cooling and to hear from municipal leaders who have installed these systems.

Register here

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Are We There Yet? 21st Century Mobility: MetroCommon 2050 Speaker Series @ Colonnade Hotel | Boston Ballroom
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/are-we-there-yet-21st-century-mobility-registration-76091067431

May
25
Tue
2021
Accelerating Climate Resiliency Speaker Series: Climate Resiliency and Racial Justice @ Zoom
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join to hear Jacqueline Patterson, Director of Environmental and Climate Justice Program at the NAACP, discuss the intersection of climate resiliency and racial justice.