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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

Jun
30
Tue
2020
Webinar: Shared Streets and Spaces—Navigating MassDOT’s New Grant Program @ Zoom
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hosted in partnership with the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) and MassDOT

Hear from MassDOT, the Barr Foundation, and the Operational Services Division on how cities and towns can apply for the new MassDOT Shared Streets and Spaces grant program.

In addition to an overview of the program from MassDOT, we will learn more about the technical assistance available through the Barr Foundation and representatives from the Operation Services Division will discuss how municipalities may purchase materials needed for their pilots using OSD’s statewide contracts.

Click here to register in advance.

Click here to learn more about MAPC’s webinars.

Jan
12
Tue
2021
Shared Streets: Looking Back, Looking Forward @ Zoom
Jan 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In 2020, cities and towns throughout Greater Boston re-imagined their public spaces, converting streets and sidewalks into spaces that would promote active transportation, social distancing, outdoor dining, multimodal transit, and safe exercise.

Now, in partnership with MassDOT and the Solomon Foundation, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council is inviting cities and towns to look back at their recently-completed shared streets projects.

Please join us next Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. for a panel discussion and Q&A on Shared Streets. Municipal representatives will reflect on the complex projects they undertook, share lessons learned, and look forward to what’s next.

PANELISTS INCLUDE:

  • Kate Fichter (moderator): Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination, MassDOT
  • Wayne Feiden, FAICP: Director Planning & Sustainability, Northampton
  • Katrina O’Leary: Town Planner, Middleton
  • Police Chief Tom Galvin, Berlin
  • Ben Cares: Senior Planner and Project Manager, Chelsea

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscOmsqT8pHNcSGhLomujxws6wdxAfRJk6