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Sep
20
Wed
2017
Inner Core Committee Meeting @ MAPC Offices
Sep 20 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
On September 20, the Inner Core Committee will resume its bimonthly meetings at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Discussion will focus on economic development with a presentation from MAPC’s Chief Economic Development Planner Amanda Chisholm and guest speakers. Please join us on:
Wednesday, September 20, at 8:45 am
MAPC, 3rd floor conference room
60 Temple Place
Boston, MA
Sep
21
Thu
2017
North Suburban Task Force @ Peabody Institute Library
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us on September 21, 9-10:30 am, in the Gordon Room of the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, 15 Sylvan Street.

The meeting will feature an overview and current projects of MAPC’s new Arts and Culture Division. Director Jenn Erickson and MAPC Artist in Residence Carolyn Lewenburg will be presenting and showing how your community can take advantage of this exciting new MAPC department!
MAPC’s Arts and Culture Division delivers technical assistance in emerging practice areas including cultural planning, creative placemaking, creative community development, arts and cultural data collection and analysis, and cultural policy. The division also develops and delivers trainings for planners, community developers, and local government officials that aim to build competencies in the aforementioned practice areas.
South Shore Coalition Meeting @ Hingham Town Hall
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, September 21st at 1:00pm in Hingham Town Hall. We will be joined by Peter Forman, President & CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, to discuss South Shore 2030: a comprehensive economic and community development plan for the South Shore region. Peter will present the findings and critical strategies that have come out of South Shore 2030 and Ralph Willmer, Principal Planner at MAPC, will discuss MAPC’s role in the process. Discussion about the plan, as well as ways that South Shore municipalities and the Chamber can best support one another, will follow. Check out more information about South Shore 2030 here!

Feb
7
Wed
2018
State of Equity Policy Agenda Release @ Massachusetts State House Room 222
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the release of The State of Equity in Metro Boston Policy Agenda 2018.

In 2011, MAPC released “The State of Equity in Metro Boston,” a report providing compelling detail on inequality across many dimensions: housing, transportation, public health, and employment. In response, the MAPC Executive Committee adopted “The State of Equity in Metro Boston Policy Agenda.” In 2017, MAPC produced a five-year update to the State of Equity report which found that some progress had been made and that challenges remain.

The updated equity policy agenda represents a new proposal for collective action to strengthen the region and unlock the potential in all residents across Metro Boston.

To learn more about MAPC’s equity initiatives, visit the Equity webpage.

Learn more and RSVP here!
Questions? Please contact:
Elizabeth Weyant
Manager of Government Affairs
eweyant@mapc.org | 617-933-0703
Barry Keppard
Public Health Director
bkeppard@mapc.org | 617-933-0750

 

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.

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Metro Mayors Coalition: Information Sharing Forum @ Revere HealthCare Center
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The goal is to discuss ways to better improve information sharing to address the opioid crisis.

On behalf of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council invites you to attend a forum on Information Sharing.
This forum intends to bring together municipal leaders – including mayors, manager, public health officials, and public safety officials – alongside leaders from hospitals and health care centers in the region.

RSVP NOW

We highly recommend you to attend if you are a Municipal Leaders, Municipal Public Health Staff, Hospital/Health Care Center Opioid Program Directors or Information Staff.

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Community Meeting – HIA of the Proposed Compressor Station (Weymouth, MA) @ Abigail Adams Middle School
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us as we initiate a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on a proposed natural gas compressor station in the Town of Weymouth.
The community meeting will include an open house with a brief presentation for participants to familiarize themselves with the HIA process and the proposed decision, as well as space for discussion and public input about potential health effects and concerns related to the proposed station.
What is a Health Impact Assessment?

A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process that uses available data, health expertise, and public input to identify the possible health effects of a proposed change. HIAs are used to assess proposals, such as development projects or legislative policies, to produce recommendations that optimize health outcomes.

May
16
Thu
2019
North Suburban Planning Council Meeting @ Reading Town Hall
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the North Suburban Planning Council on Thursday, May 16th to talk about planning for healthy aging in our communities.

After regular community updates the group will hear from James Fuccione  of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and have a discussion about age friendly planning in the North Suburban subregion.

Oct
8
Tue
2019
MARPA-DLS – Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff @ College of the Holy Cross Hogan Campus Center
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and members from all the Massachusetts Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) welcome you to join them at the 2019 Annual Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff, co-hosted by the Division of Local Services. The event titled “21st Century Municipalities – Challenges & Opportunities” will be hosted at Holy Cross College on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.
Attendees will hear from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito in the morning, as well as a panel discussing the clear economic benefits of communities adapting to the fast-paced changes prevalent in modern municipal management.
We will then break into sessions focused on Community Compact Best Practice areas so you can learn from your colleagues around the Commonwealth.
At the conference you will learn about a range of key subject areas facing communities in the 21st Century, including:
  • Climate Resiliency
  • New Challenges of Running A Municipality
  • Intergenerational Opportunities: Becoming an Age Friendly Community
  • Cybersecurity
  • Regionalization of Services

The attendance fee is $20. Pay via Paypal, credit card, cash, or check. Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egjmqq6k10d0c333&oseq=&c=&ch=

Dec
12
Thu
2019
2019 Community Safety Summit @ UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Metro Mayors Coalition welcome Shannon-funded partners and others from across the State to discuss best practices and emerging trends in youth gang and violence prevention. Registration is required and will close on 12/5.

Click here to register.

The Summit will include a keynote by Thomas Abt, a senior research fellow with the Center for International Development at Harvard University and author of “Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence–and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets.”

Breakout sessions will include a law enforcement roundtable discussion and discussion of the benefits of arts-based programming for at-risk youth.

An afternoon panel will discuss best practices for building and sustaining relationships between law enforcement and youth.

Click here to download an agenda.

Click here to register.