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Sep
12
Wed
2018
Ride-Hailing Partnerships Forum @ MassDOT Board Room (Second Floor)
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come learn how agencies throughout the state have partnered with ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to help solve their transportation problems.

This event is open to all agencies currently contracting or interested in contracting with ride-hailing companies to help meet their transportation needs; including Regional Transit Authorities, Transportation Management Associations, Councils on Aging, non-profits, and municipalities.
The forum’s speakers, who will represent agencies that have developed partnerships with ride-hailing companies, will share their experiences, participate in a roundtable discussion, and answer questions about the dos and don’ts of working with transportation network companies.
Attendees will be able to ask questions, share their own perspectives, and join in on the conversation.
Mar
14
Thu
2019
Lower Mystic Regional Working Group Report Release @ Knights of Columbus
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for the release of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group: Planning for Improved Transportation and Mobility in the Sullivan Square Area report.
Join MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone to learn about the transportation recommendations for this area and the next steps to improve mobility.
The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group (LMRWG) has been studying options to improve transportation in an area encompassing parts of Boston, Everett, and Somerville and centered on the transportation hub of Sullivan Square, which has seen considerable development activity in recent years.
Although the Encore Casino in Everett is the most well-known site, other planned large-scale development proposals in the area have the potential for broad impacts on congestion in the region. The LMRWG was formed by MassDOT to study the effects these future developments may have on the entire area, identify opportunities to improve mobility, and to develop short- and long-term transportation infrastructure and policy recommendations for improving transportation in and around Sullivan Square.
The Working Group consists of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; the cities of Boston, Everett, and Somerville; and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). These five stakeholders were designated as the decision-making body for the Working Group. Additionally, other parties – including the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, Massport, the Office of Congressman Michael Capuano, and Encore Boston Harbor – have been active participants providing their input and knowledge.
Oct
8
Tue
2019
MARPA-DLS – Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff @ College of the Holy Cross Hogan Campus Center
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and members from all the Massachusetts Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) welcome you to join them at the 2019 Annual Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff, co-hosted by the Division of Local Services. The event titled “21st Century Municipalities – Challenges & Opportunities” will be hosted at Holy Cross College on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.
Attendees will hear from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito in the morning, as well as a panel discussing the clear economic benefits of communities adapting to the fast-paced changes prevalent in modern municipal management.
We will then break into sessions focused on Community Compact Best Practice areas so you can learn from your colleagues around the Commonwealth.
At the conference you will learn about a range of key subject areas facing communities in the 21st Century, including:
  • Climate Resiliency
  • New Challenges of Running A Municipality
  • Intergenerational Opportunities: Becoming an Age Friendly Community
  • Cybersecurity
  • Regionalization of Services

The attendance fee is $20. Pay via Paypal, credit card, cash, or check. Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egjmqq6k10d0c333&oseq=&c=&ch=

Apr
2
Thu
2020
POSTPONED: Public Art & Public Memory: Workshop for Municipal Staff in Greater Boston
Apr 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

We’re postponing… but! In response to the Massachusetts’s Governor’s guidance in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, we’re postponing this event. In the meantime, however, we’re still thinking about these important issues, and know you are, too. We invite you to sign up here to receive occasional emails on this and related topics. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to being in touch!


What can municipal staff working in the areas of planning, open space and recreation, and public arts do to address untold histories, engage with controversy, and leverage the power of public art and public memory in these discussions?

Join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and New England Foundation for the Arts for a professional development workshop designed for municipal staff on new approaches to public memory and public art in Greater Boston.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about best practices for facilitating dialogue about controversial monuments and memorials in your community, and about inspiring examples of public art and public history projects that are transforming public memories of places around the country. You will also engage in small group discussions where you’ll have an opportunity to learn about lesser-known historic and cultural stories in our region and how those stories and experiences can be actively engaged in place-based planning and programming related to public art, creative placemaking/placekeeping initiatives, and more.

Facilitators and Speakers: To be announced

This event is part of a series organized by the MAPC’s Arts and Culture Department and NEFA’s Public Art Department in conjunction with MAPC’s MetroCommon 2050 planning process. This unique, cross-sector initiative brings together artists and creators, planners, and policymakers to discuss the evolving relationship among public art, public memory, and public policy and to explore how artists can envision and shape more inclusive, thriving spaces and communities in Greater Boston.