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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Training @ Zoom Webinar
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Training @ Zoom Webinar

Join MAPC to learn how to use our new Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool and Step-by-Step Guide. This virtual training will help municipal staff and volunteers understand the basics of developing a GHG inventory, where they can go to gather the data for their community, and how to understand the data once you’ve completed the Tool.

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Webinar: Solar Remote Permitting & Inspection Best Practices @ Online
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Solar Remote Permitting & Inspection Best Practices: COVID-19 Impacts and Long-Term Potential

Please join MassCEC, MAPC, and SolSmart to learn about best practices on remote permitting and inspection during COVID-19, and the long-term potential of those practices. The webinar will feature guest speakers from three Massachusetts communities; Gardner, Brockton, and Lowell. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact

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Brownfields to Brightfields: Unlocking Solar Energy and Equitable Community Development @ Virtual Workshop
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

MAPC and Groundwork USA invite municipal and agency staff, community organizations and members, and renewable energy developers to join a virtual workshop on the potential of Brownfields to Brightfields (B2B) to advance equitable community development. B2B projects repurpose brownfields sites – land with known or potential hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants – with solar energy installations on ground-mounted arrays, building rooftops, or canopy structures. 

This workshop will share findings on models for B2B projects that advance equity and community benefits, highlighting real-world examples, challenges, and opportunities. Participants will learn about a new mapping tool for identifying potential B2B sites in Massachusetts and have the opportunity to lay the groundwork for future B2B project partnerships. 

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This project was made possible with support from EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization. The event is free and preregistration is required. Register here and contact Julie Curti ( or Adi Nochur ( with any questions.

Webinar: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Funding for Massachusetts Municipalities @ Zoom (Virtual)
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This interactive webinar hosted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) will review the important details about the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is granting more than $3M in funding to MAPC municipalities through the EECBG Program to support local governments in their efforts to cut carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, and reduce energy use. This program supports the Biden Administration’s goal of achieving a carbon-free electric grid by 2035 and a net zero emissions economy by 2050. This webinar will focus on opportunities for municipalities and ways to maximize the impact of the grant.

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MAPC Virtual Information Session: Climate, Energy, and Environment Careers @ Zoom (Virtual)
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MAPC Virtual Information Session: Climate, Energy, and Environment Careers @ Zoom (Virtual)

Join Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to learn more about our climate, energy, and environment work. MAPC is the regional planning agency serving 101 cities and towns in Metro Boston. Our Clean Energy Department and Environment Department are hiring both full-time positions, as well as summer internships. Come learn about regional planning, our departments, and open positions at this virtual information session.

Session is meant to be for: higher education students, soon-to-be grads, recent graduates, mid-level professionals.

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Equity in Clean Energy Webinar: Equitable Community Engagement @ Zoom (Virtual)
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) Clean Energy Department is hosting a webinar on equitable community engagement for its Equity in Clean Energy webinar series. This event will provide an introduction to equitable community engagement in planning, followed by brief introductions from each of our guest speakers and the community engagement work they do in their communities. We will be joined by: 

    • Niri Kumar, Natick Resident
    • Marlees Owayda, Cambridge Community Engagement Manager
    • Lindsay Diaz, Cambridge Community Engagement Team Co-Leader
    • Gail Latimore, Executive Director, CSNDC – Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation

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Questions? Please contact:
Francelis Morillo Suarez

Equitable Access to Clean Energy Technologies: Models for EV Equity Webinar
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) Clean Energy Department is hosting its final webinar for its Equity in Clean Energy webinar series. This event will focus on equitable access to clean energy technologies, specifically models for EV (electric vehicle) equity. 

Join us to learn about a local equity-focused EV Carsharing model, EV charging infrastructure at multi-unit dwellings, and to hear about the MAPC Transportation Department’s work in this area. 

There will then be an opportunity for Q&A.

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