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