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

Mar
6
Wed
2024
MAPC Winter Council Meeting @ Zoom (Virtual)
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We are excited to have Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities Edward M. Augustus joining us as our Keynote Speaker!

Secretary Augustus will be speaking right at 9:00 a.m., so we encourage attendees to log onto Zoom a few moments before 9 (the line will open at 8:50 a.m.).

Register for the Winter Council meeting

View the full Meeting Agenda

Accelerating Climate Resilience Webinar: Equitable Engagement with Community Liaisons @ Zoom (Virtual)
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Accelerating Climate Resilience Webinar: Equitable Engagement with Community Liaisons @ Zoom (Virtual)

In collaboration with MAPC’s Public Health Department, the Equitable Engagement with Community Liaisons webinar will explore how cities are using community-led planning to broaden and deepen engagement with residents. You will hear about projects in three Massachusetts cities leading with equitable community engagement: 

  • Shawn LuzSustainability Coordinator, City of Framingham 
  • Emily SullivanClimate Change Program Manager, City of Somerville 
  • Richard HardingManager, BIPOC Men’s Health and Community Engagement Cambridge Public Health Department 

Register to Join Us

Concord Community Forum for Public Art @ Hybrid (see information below)
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm

Concord will be hosting a hybrid Community Forum for the three semi-finalists for their Making It Public art installation. View the event flyer to learn more.

Location:
Hearing Room, Town House
22 Monument Square, Concord

or

Virtual (Zoom)
Link
Meeting ID: 868 4763 0182
Passcode: 264996

mgraney@concordma.gov

Learn more about the Making It Public art project on MAPC’s website.

Mar
12
Tue
2024
Virtual Briefings | Support Protection From Third-Party Electric Suppliers in Massachusetts @ Virtual
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm

Join the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the City of Boston Office of Environment, Energy, and Open Space, and nonprofit advocacy organizations for a briefing on how third-party electric suppliers harm Massachusetts residents, why the industry is past the point of reform, and how you can help support efforts to protect residential consumers.

Two Briefings: 1:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Visit Briefings Webpage for More Information

Mar
13
Wed
2024
Lex250 Monument Artists’ Concept Presentations @ Hybrid
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Lex250 Commission invites community members to hear directly from four artists chosen to develop concepts for a monument to honor the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington in Belfry Hill. This is a hybrid event. Community members are invited to attend in person or virtually via Zoom. Artists will present their concepts for the Lex250 Monument virtually and there will be a time for Q&A with the artists following artist presentations.

Location:
Estabrook Room in the lower level of Lexington Town Office Building
1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

& Virtual

Please RSVP:  mapc.ma/Lex250Monument

Learn more about the project on the webpage.

Mar
19
Tue
2024
Finding the Fit: How Parking Policies Shape Our Neighborhoods and Determine Housing Outcomes @ Fort Point Room at the Atlantic Wharf
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
This event is now full. However, you can still join the waiting list, and if a spot opens up between now and the date of the event and you are next on the waiting list, we will contact you by email. Thank you!


MAPC invites you to join us for this exciting MetroCommon 2050 Speaker Series event featuring keynote speaker Henry Grabar.

Event Program:

  • Keynote address by Henry Grabar; Slate staff writer, author (Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World), and a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard School of Design
  • Panel of municipal planners will discuss how they are taking on the issue of the “perfect parking space”, and advancing sustainable and equitable housing and transportation options.

As cities and towns work to comply with the MBTA Communities Act, this event will focus on how to “right-size” parking for your community while managing this political issue and promoting healthy neighborhoods that are economically vibrant, equitable, and sustainable by design.

Join the Event Waiting List

 

Mar
20
Wed
2024
MAPC Executive Committee Meeting
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join MAPC and the Executive Committee for this month’s meeting via Zoom. Learn more about MAPC’s Executive Committee on the Board & Council webpage.

Meeting Agenda and location will be posted on the Meetings & Legal Notices webpage ahead of the meeting.

Mar
22
Fri
2024
2024 Spring Legislative Breakfast | NSTF and NSPC @ Nahant Life Saving Station
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

North Shore Task Force logo. It says NSTF in large, green letters. In smaller, blue letters it says, North Shore Task Force. There is a blue and green map of the subregion. North Surburban Planning Council logo. In large, green letters it says, NSPC. In smaller blue letters it says North Suburban Planning Council. There's a green and blue map of the subregion.

 

Please join MAPC, the North Shore Task Force (NSTF), the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC), and your fellow community leaders for a conversation about opportunities for regional and state collaboration and partnership, over tasty breakfast foods and beverages.

Register to join us

Questions? Please Contact:
Francelis Morillo Suarez (FMorilloSuarez@mapc.org)
Brandon Stanaway (bstanaway@mapc.org)
Sarah Scott (sscott@mapc.org)

Mar
26
Tue
2024
District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) Day 2024 @ Massachusetts State House, Room 428
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am

You are invited to join us for DLTA Day 2024!

This event is being hosted by the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) in partnership with State Representative Paul Donato and State Senator Jamie Eldridge.

This event is in support of the District Local Technical Assistance Program (DLTA) and the Grant Assistance Program (GAP).

Register to join us

Questions? Please contact Matt Walsh (mwalsh@mapc.org)


DLTA is a unique program in the state budget that enables MAPC and our sister regional planning agencies in Massachusetts to provide cities and towns with the technical assistance they need to take on necessary projects which they don’t have the capacity to address on their own, and to partner with neighboring communities to tackle shared projects with reduced administrative burden.  

DLTA Day is your chance to learn more about this critical program which helps all of our communities plan for and implement a better future.

Learn more about DLTA and MAPC’s Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) request for an increase of $3.4 million in funding for the program.

Apr
5
Fri
2024
2024 Spring Legislative Breakfast | TRIC @ Grazina Event Space at Norwood Space Center, Building Four
Apr 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
2024 Spring Legislative Breakfast | TRIC @ Grazina Event Space at Norwood Space Center, Building Four | Norwood | Massachusetts | United States

Please join MAPC, the Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC), and your fellow community leaders for a conversation about opportunities for regional and state collaboration and partnership, over tasty breakfast foods and beverages.

Location
Grazina Event Space at Norwood Space Center, Building Four
83 Morse Street, Unit F
Norwood, MA 02062

Register to join us

Questions? Please contact:
Abbey Judd (ajudd@mapc.org)