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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!

Dec
14
Thu
2017
NSPC (North Suburban Planning Council) Monthly Meeting @ Meeting Room, Burlington Town Hall
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The December NSPC meeting will focus on Master Planning efforts and best practices in community engagement and advisory committee creation.

May
21
Mon
2018
New tools for Local Clean Energy Clean Webinar @ WEBINAR
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

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You will receive a link to join the webinar 1-2 days prior to the event.

Presented by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, 350 Mass for a Better Future, and Massachusetts Sierra Club

A growing number of cities and towns are committing to achieve 100 percent renewable energy and making comprehensive plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions community-wide. Local officials and ordinary citizens, working together at the municipal level, are proving that we can take big steps forward on clean energy no matter what’s happening in Washington, D.C.

In this webinar, we’ll share new resources developed to help residents, elected officials, and municipal staff accelerate progress on clean energy and energy efficiency in their communities.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s Local Energy Action Dashboard (LEAD) provides a snapshot of a city or town’s energy usage and carbon emissions from homes and businesses, helping local leaders prioritize where to take action in order to have the biggest impact. Community Action Planning for Energy Efficiency (CAPEE), developed by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, is an online platform that helps communities identify actionable steps to achieve energy and carbon reduction goals.

Speakers will discuss how residents and local officials can use these resources in their communities. We will also share the Road to 100% Renewable Energy toolkit developed by Mass Power Forward.

Speakers:

  • Megan Aki, Clean Energy Analyst, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
  • John Balfe, Senior Buildings and Community Solutions Associate, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
  • Ben Hellerstein, State Director, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center
  • Carol Oldham, Executive Director, Massachusetts Climate Action Network
  • Alan Palm, Director of Organizing, 350 Mass for a Better Future
  • Jacob Stern, Clean Energy Organizer, Massachusetts Sierra Club
Sep
26
Wed
2018
North Reading Master Plan: First Community Workshop/Forum @ UPDATED VENUE: Flint Memorial Library Activity Room
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:58 pm
Oct
30
Tue
2018
North Reading Master Plan: Second Community Workshop/Forum @ UPDATED VENUE: North Reading High School Distance Learning Lab
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
28
Thu
2019
Community Listening Session @ Memorial Building - Nevins Hall
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Some issues are bigger than one neighborhood, city, or town. Transportation, housing, climate, jobs, equity, and more.

That’s why your community is part of Greater Boston’s next long-term regional plan, MetroCommon 2050, which is now being developed.

The first step is for us to learn what you think. What you want the region to be like, long term.

Please join us for this drop-in, interactive, expo-style listening session. No lectures, no presentations. Displays and activities about the region and interesting ways for you to tell us what you care about.

For interpretation and other accommodations, please contact Iolando Spinola at 617.933.0713 by Feb. 21.

Registration is encouraged so we have a rough head count, but not required.

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.

Apr
17
Fri
2020
Webinar: Responding to Food Insecurity During the COVID-19 Crisis @ Online
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
How can municipal leaders and officials support families and individuals experiencing food insecurity — and what are federal, state, and municipal leaders in Massachusetts already doing? We’ll discuss federal and state-level actions to respond to food insecurity, support and resources for cities and towns, and what governments at all levels can do to respond.
Join us on Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m.
Meeting ID: 999 5196 0358
Password: 014150
+13126266799# US (Chicago)
+16468769923# US (New York)
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/azBo3r8fr
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