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Oct
25
Fri
2019
Webinar: MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Mini-Grants @ Webinar
Oct 25 @ 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:

Click the date to access the webinar

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
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:

Click the date to access the webinar

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

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

May
6
Wed
2020
Webinar: Virtual Meeting Best Practices @ Webinar
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

How do you facilitate an engaging digital meeting? MAPC Community Engagement staff will discuss tools and give advice for running digital forums, managing technology, coordinating participation, and achieving your meeting goals.

Click here to register for the webinar and learn more.

Nov
9
Mon
2020
Webinar: Housing Protections and Support @ Zoom Conference
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join MAPC to hear from housing organizations, the Department of Housing & Community Development, and Boston and other municipalities on how to respond to residents at risk of eviction or other destabilizing forces during the pandemic.

We’ll learn about the anticipated impacts of expiring eviction moratoria, an overview of the Governor’s Eviction Diversion Initiative, and tenant rights and responsibilities. A panel will then discuss tools available to help residents stay in their homes, how to implement them, and what localities are doing to support residents experiencing housing instability during these unprecedented times.

Speakers will include:
Tim Reardon, Director of Data Services, MAPC
Chris Kluchman, Deputy Director, Community Services Division, DHCD
Tom Ambrosino, City Manager, City of Chelsea
Domonique Williams, Deputy Director, Office of Housing Stability, City of Boston
Chris Cotter, Housing Director, City of Cambridge
Keith Benoit, Community Development Planner, City of Northampton

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.

Apr
15
Sat
2023
Green Malden Fair @ Pine Banks Park
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MAPC is happy to be in attendance at this event as part of our partnership with the City of Malden on the development of their climate action plan.

Attending the event? Look for the MAPC table, and come by and say hello! We’ll have a dot-voting activity, a postcard activity, and a drawing station/art contest (winning art will be used as section dividers in the final climate action plan!). 

More information on the event can be found here

More information on the Malden Climate Action Plan (CAP) can be found here

Apr
26
Wed
2023
Local Guidelines for Resilient, Efficient, and Affordable Buildings @ Zoom (Virtual)
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Melrose, Malden, and Medford worked with the MAPC to collaboratively develop sustainable and resilient building design guidelines for residential and mixed-use developments and retrofits. These voluntary guidelines will help these communities encourage developers to build more more affordable housing that is energy-efficient and climate-resilient.

Join us for an interactive webinar on April 26 at 12:00 p.m. to learn about the guidelines and hear from the communities about how they plan to use them to shape green, affordable development. 

Register here.

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

Jul
9
Tue
2024
The MBTA’s Fiscal Cliff and the Future of Public Transit @ Zoom (Virtual)
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Decades of underinvestment have brought the MBTA and our broader transportation system to a crisis point. How did we get here and what does this mean for the future of public transit in Greater Boston?

Join MAPC for a roundtable discussion with The MBTA Advisory Board and two MBTA Board Members to learn more about the fiscal needs facing our regional transit authority, the challenges and opportunities that underline those needs, and ways to stay engaged on these issues in the coming months. 

Panel of Speakers:

  • Brian Kane, Executive Director, The MBTA Advisory Board
  • Thomas McGee, Member, MBTA Board of Directors
  • Mary Skelton Roberts, MBTA Board of Directors

Register to Join Us for this Webinar