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Dec
13
Fri
2019
Webinar: MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Mini-Grants @ Webinar
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Upcoming webinars:

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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

Dec
16
Mon
2019
One Year Later: The Future of Transportation Commission @ Suffolk University Sargent Hall
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

One Year Later:

Reflecting on the Future of Transportation Commission report and what lies ahead for the Commonwealth

One year ago, Governor Baker’s Commission on the Future of Transportation released its recommendations for how to prepare the Massachusetts transportation network for the challenges of 2040. The report explored everything from the impacts of climate change to the rise of autonomous and electric vehicle technology to adopting transit-oriented land use policies.
Join us to hear members of the Commission, Mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem, and other transportation leaders reflect on the past year and consider what opportunities lie ahead to create a robust and resilient transportation system for the Commonwealth.
Coffee and networking will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the speaking portion will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
More details and agenda to come!
For more information, please contact Kasia Hart at khart@mapc.org
Apr
22
Wed
2020
Webinar: The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap @ Online
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

COVID-19-related unemployment could cause a massive housing crisis in Massachusetts. 468,000 Massachusetts residents filed unemployment claims in the first three weeks of the COVID crisis.

Who has been laid off? How many are now at risk of eviction or foreclosure? Will CARES Act assistance help? What about those who don’t qualify for federal aid? Join MAPC staff for a virtual discussion of our research brief, “The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap.”

On April 21, MAPC is releasing an update to “The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap” with the latest unemployment data.

At this webinar on April 22, MAPC Data Services Director Tim Reardon and Socioeconomic Analyst II Sarah Philbrick will discuss the updated data–and what it means for workers, municipalities, and the Commonwealth.

Click here to register for the webinar via zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdOmqpz0qEtXLrrrw289Pw-VbcfxbAM_z

Oct
26
Mon
2020
Webinar: Solar Remote Permitting & Inspection Best Practices @ Online
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Solar Remote Permitting & Inspection Best Practices: COVID-19 Impacts and Long-Term Potential

Please join MassCEC, MAPC, and SolSmart to learn about best practices on remote permitting and inspection during COVID-19, and the long-term potential of those practices. The webinar will feature guest speakers from three Massachusetts communities; Gardner, Brockton, and Lowell. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact solar@masscec.com.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7565282524044732684

Dec
17
Thu
2020
MetroCommon 2050 Research Release: MAPC Zoning Atlas
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MAPC’s Zoning Atlas, a data product years in the making, makes zoning information for all 101 of the region’s cities and towns available to the public. We invite you to join us to learn more about how to explore, use, and provide feedback on the data, and to hear more about why transparent municipal zoning information is a critical resource for the future of Greater Boston

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.

Jan
11
Tue
2022
MetroCommon Research Release: Rethinking the Suburban Strip @ Zoom
Jan 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

We’ll hear from experts on retrofitting suburbia, get a first look at MAPC’s interactive report and website, and discuss opportunities for you to transform suburban space to meet new needs.

Aug
21
Mon
2023
Webinar: Accelerating Climate Resilience​ Municipal Grant Program @ Zoom (Virtual)
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Accelerating Climate Resilience​ Municipal Grant Program @ Zoom (Virtual)

Join us for an informational webinar about the next round of MAPC’s Accelerating Climate Resilience Municipal Grants which is launching the Invitation for Proposals on August 15!

MAPC is launching this next round to help advance strategies that protect people, places, and communities from the impacts of climate change. 

Register for the informational webinar

For more information about the ACR grant program, please visit the program webpage

Sep
7
Thu
2023
Accelerating Climate Resilience Speaker Series: Exploring Ways to Strengthen Community Resilience with Microgrids
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Accelerating Climate Resilience 2023 Speaker Series continues on September 7th from 12-1pm. Join us to learn more about microgrids, including what they are, how community-driven microgrids provide resilient energy, how they serve as a community aid disaster response, and about their connection to climate resilience planning. You’ll hear from two leaders who are pursuing a resilient future for their communities.

Open to all, be sure to register for the Zoom event here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclduyopzwvG9LLB-ILS62GYWOWBGbx6tno

Speakers:
Sari Kayyali, Microgrid Manager, GreenRoots Inc.
Arturo Massol-Deyá, Executive Director, Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas

Dec
13
Wed
2023
Cleantech in Your Community
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Save the date – the Accelerating Climate Resilience 2023 Speaker Series continues in December. Learn about cleantech in your community and stay tuned for more details and featured speakers.

Register via Zoom