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Jan
23
Tue
2018
SolSmart Resources Brown Bag @ MAPC Offices, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
SolSmart Resources Brown Bag @ MAPC Offices, 3rd Floor Conference Room | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

This brown bag is an opportunity for municipalities to learn about resources available through the national SolSmart program. Seven MAPC communities recently received technical assistance from a SolSmart advisor to help them streamline their solar permitting and zoning and to reduce solar soft costs in their communities. You can find out more about SolSmart by visiting: https://www.solsmart.org/

This event will be hosted at MAPC. Please note that in case of a snow cancellation, we will host the brown bag on Thursday, January 25th instead.

Register here.

May
9
Wed
2018
Municipal Solar Thermal Webinar: Procurement Pathways and Lessons Learned @ Online Webinar
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MAPC is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 9, at 12:00 PM to share lessons and best practices for deploying municipal solar hot water systems.
Attendees will hear about lessons learned in the procurement process, what to expect for a solar thermal project, and new incentive structures for solar hot water, including Alternative Energy Credits (AECs) and the MassCEC rebate. We will also share our procurement templates and incentives calculator developed during MAPC’s current pilot as part of the MassCEC Solar Thermal Challenge, in partnership with Meister Consultants, a Cadmus Company.
Jun
11
Mon
2018
Chelsea Creek Municipal Harbor Plan Public Meeting @ Chelsea Senior Center
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
27
Wed
2018
Webinar: SolSmart Program and Resources @ Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: SolSmart Program and Resources @ Online
MAPC is hosting a webinar on the SolSmart Program and resources for reducing solar ‘soft costs’ on Wednesday, June 27,from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Join to learn more about the Program and how your community can start to reduce solar ‘soft costs’ by implementing permitting and zoning best practices.
Register for the webinar here.
Aug
18
Sat
2018
Public Meeting #2: Chelsea Creek Municipal Harbor Plan @ PORT Park
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Public Meeting #2: Chelsea Creek Municipal Harbor Plan @ PORT Park | Chelsea | Massachusetts | United States

Do you live, work, or own a business in Chelsea? Are you interested in helping to shape the future of development along the Chelsea Creek waterfront and harbor?

Join the City of Chelsea, Utile, the Urban Harbors Institute, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a public meeting to share initial ideas on the Municipal Harbor plan, and learn about the opportunities for the enhancement of Chelsea Creek in an interactive and engaging session on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the PORT Park, located at 99 Marginal St. in Chelsea.

A Municipal Harbor Plan is a document stating a community’s goals, standards, and policies to guide public and private land use along harbors. If approved by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the plan will help guide and coordinate local, state and federal actions along the Chelsea Creek waterfront.

The August 18 meeting will allow local stakeholders to interact one-on-one with planners, ask questions, learn more about the Municipal Harbor Plan and what project partners have heard so far from the public, elected officials and local businesses so far. Munch on ice cream sandwiches and enjoy everything PORT Park has to offer.

Rain location: Eastern Salt Community Room 99 Marginal St, Chelsea MA, 02150

RSVP HERE

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Exploring the Government’s Role in Segregation with Richard Rothstein @ Wilson Middle School
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Exploring the Government's Role in Segregation with Richard Rothstein @ Wilson Middle School | Natick | Massachusetts | United States

Don’t miss this first event in MAPC’s MetroCommon Speaker Series! Join us for an invigorating lecture and discussion with the nationally-renowned Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, about how government-imposed segregation laid the groundwork for today’s racial divisions in cities and suburbs, alike.

Please RSVP here.

Learn more about MetroCommon 2050 here.

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Envision Duxbury: Final Community Forum @ Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

DUXBURY – Do you live in Duxbury? Are you interested in helping to craft a vision for the community’s future? Now is your chance to weigh in on the town’s draft master plan!

Join us for a public forum on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library, located at 77 Alden St., to help put the finishing touches on the town’s next master plan, “Envision Duxbury.” The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to all.

RSVP for the forum online at envisionduxbury.mapc.org.

Envision Duxbury is a comprehensive master plan being developed to guide the future stewardship and economic development of the town, using goals and ideas generated by local community members.

Thousands of residents have offered input via survey, text message, and at public meetings since late 2017 when the project kicked off. The plan has been a collaborative effort of the Duxbury Planning Board, town Planning Director, and a group of dedicated local “Master Plan Ambassadors” have been working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston. MAPC is the regional planning agency serving Duxbury and 100 other cities and towns across Greater Boston.

During the course of the Envision Duxbury process, residents of all ages, business owners, elected and appointed representatives, and others in town have had the chance to weigh in on important issues facing Duxbury, including housing, arts & culture, open space, recreation, sustainability, development, transportation, infrastructure, and zoning. This last community meeting will bring together the goals and strategies for each element of the master plan so the public can give feedback and share their priorities before the final plan is compiled and refined. Once community input is synthesized and the top priorities emerge, planners will share a final document this spring with a full draft plan expected by June.

For more information, visit envisionduxbury.mapc.org and on the “Envision Duxbury” tab on the town’s website, or by contacting MAPC Project Manager Josh Fiala at jfiala@mapc.org or 617-933-0760.

Questions or special need? Please reach out to Duxbury Town Planner Valerie Massard at massard@town.duxbury.ma.us or 781-934-1100 x5476.

Oct
26
Mon
2020
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 solar@masscec.com.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7565282524044732684