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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
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.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Where Do We Go From Here? Insights on the Future of Transportation in MA @ Nye ABC, 5th floor, Taubman Building
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

In December 2018, Governor Baker’s Commission on the Future of Transportation released their recommendations to address future challenges in transportation, exploring everything from the impacts of climate change to the rise of autonomous vehicle technology. This conference will give attendees an opportunity to hear directly from Commissioners as they present and discuss their findings. Secretary of Transportation, Stephanie Pollack, will offer a keynote address.

This event is free and open to the public, however, preregistration is required. Preregister here. Refreshments will be available.

Agenda:

Welcoming Remarks:

Rafael Carbonell, Executive Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government

Keynote:

Stephanie Pollack, MA Secretary of Transportation

Presentation on the Future of Transportation:

Steve Kadish*, Chair, Commission on the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts and Senior Research Fellow, Taubman Center for State and Local Government

Panel Discussion:

      • Rebecca Davis*, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
      • Tony Gomez-Ibanez*, Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at Harvard University
      • Karen Sawyer Conard*, Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
      • Moderator- Monica Tibbits-Nutt, Executive Director, 128 Business Council, and member of the MBTA Fiscal Management Advisory Board

Presentation on Autonomous Vehicles Policy:

Mark Fagan, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Panel Discussion:

      • Colleen Quinn*, Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy, ChargePoint
      • Carol Lee Rawn*, Director of Transportation, CERES
      • Gretchen Effgen* Vice President of Global Partnerships and Business Team, Nutonomy
      • Moderator – Kris Carter, Co-Director, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Closing Remarks:

Joe Aiello, Senior Fellow, Meridiam Infrastructure and Chairman, MBTA Fiscal Management Advisory Board

*Members of the MA Commission on the Future of Transportation

Sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

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.

Dec
16
Mon
2019
One Year Later: The Future of Transportation Commission @ Suffolk University Sargent Hall
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

One Year Later:

Reflecting on the Future of Transportation Commission report and what lies ahead for the Commonwealth

One year ago, Governor Baker’s Commission on the Future of Transportation released its recommendations for how to prepare the Massachusetts transportation network for the challenges of 2040. The report explored everything from the impacts of climate change to the rise of autonomous and electric vehicle technology to adopting transit-oriented land use policies.
Join us to hear members of the Commission, Mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem, and other transportation leaders reflect on the past year and consider what opportunities lie ahead to create a robust and resilient transportation system for the Commonwealth.
Coffee and networking will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the speaking portion will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
More details and agenda to come!
For more information, please contact Kasia Hart at khart@mapc.org
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

Aug
21
Mon
2023
Webinar: Accelerating Climate Resilience​ Municipal Grant Program @ Zoom (Virtual)
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Accelerating Climate Resilience​ Municipal Grant Program @ Zoom (Virtual)

Join us for an informational webinar about the next round of MAPC’s Accelerating Climate Resilience Municipal Grants which is launching the Invitation for Proposals on August 15!

MAPC is launching this next round to help advance strategies that protect people, places, and communities from the impacts of climate change. 

Register for the informational webinar

For more information about the ACR grant program, please visit the program webpage

Nov
15
Wed
2023
Building Community Resilience: Starting with Mental Health
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Accelerating Climate Resilience 2023 Speaker Series invites you to join us for our next webinar: Building Community Resilience: Starting with Mental Health. Join us on November 15 from 12pm to 1pm to learn more navigating the impacts of climate change on mental health and wellbeing. You will hear from three leaders, discussing pathways to center people in climate planning, healing pathways to build resilience, and offering resources and a hopeful lens for the future:

  • Dr. Shalini Shah, DO, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Meghan Wise, Climate Hub Coordinator, UBC Climate Hub
  • Nancy Rihan-Porter, Director of Equity, Resilience and Preparedness, Cambridge Public Health Department

Register via Zoom