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Dec
10
Mon
2018
Net Zero Case Studies Webinar @ Online
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Net Zero Case Studies Webinar @ Online

Join the MAPC Clean Energy team for lessons learned from net zero case studies close to home and farther afield. This webinar is part of our Zero to 101 series to provide resources for our communities pursuing Net Zero targets.

Register for the webinar here.

Jan
30
Wed
2019
MetroCommon 2050 Community Listening Session @ Castle Island Brewing Company
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open House-style community event at Castle Island Brewing in Norwood!

Some issues are bigger than one neighborhood, city, or town: transportation, housing, climate, jobs, equity, and more.

Your community is working with the region to plan a better future – together. We need you to tell us what you want the region to be like, long term.

The brewery is dog- and kid-friendly, so bring your furry friends along with the rest of the family! The listening session is Open House-style, so drop in any time between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.! Light refreshments will be served.

RSVPs are encouraged so we have a rough head count. RSVP here: https://mapc.ma/CommListeningSession2

Can’t make it to this listening session? Watch the MetroCommon 2050 event page to learn about more: https://metrocommon.mapc.org/events/

Jul
30
Tue
2019
Webinar: Planning & Implementing Climate Smart Parks in Massachusetts
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This webinar will discuss climate-smart parks in Metro Boston, covering the available tools, data analysis, and planning and design strategies for successful implementation. The Trust for Public Land and Metropolitan Area Planning Council developed and implemented a Climate Smart Parks data analysis and mapping tool to help Massachusetts towns plan and design urban parks and green infrastructure installations to support urban climate resilience. The metro-Boston city of Medford will showcase these tools and strategies in action with a real-world climate-resilient green infrastructure case study developed and implemented through the Metro Mayors Program.

Presenters
  • Brendan Shane, Director of Climate, The Trust for Public Land
  • Darci Schofield, Senior Environmental Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Alicia Hunt, Sustainability Director, City of Medford, MA

Learn more: https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain/soak-rain-new-england-webinar-series

Aug
20
Tue
2019
Codes for Climate Webinar @ Online Webinar
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The next deadline for the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) voting cycle is coming up on September 23rd and we want to make sure you have the tools and information you need to complete your voter validation and to get ready for the vote itself. MAPC is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 20th from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Please join us to hear about the next steps in the voting process and other updates on Codes for Climate efforts locally and nation-wide!

Register here

MAPC is working to make our building code better for the climate, healthy and safe for the people living and working in buildings, and more energy-efficient. Buildings account for approximately one-third of our GHG emissions as a state. By constructing and retrofitting these structures in a more energy-efficient manner, we will not only improve our climate, but also enhance the quality of life of our residents. To learn more about how MAPC is supporting our municipalities to improve the building code, visit our Codes for Climate page.

Apr
4
Sat
2020
Designing Dedham 2030 Virtual Visioning Workshop
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Designing Dedham Master Plan Visioning Workshop has been moved online! Please register for the event with your information below. We’ll send you an email reminding you to tune in!

 

The Virtual Visioning Workshop will include:

  • A live video presentation to introduce the Master Plan
  • Interactive live polling
  • Follow-up online survey

The presentation will be recorded and posted on the website for viewing later. The follow-up online survey will be available immediately following the presentation and for the following few weeks.

The morning of the online event you can connect live at https://bit.ly/VirtualVisioningWorkshop.

Learn more about the Designing Dedham Master Plan here.

Jun
11
Thu
2020
Online Performance: The Medfield Anthology @ Online
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Medfield Anthology is a site-informed performance piece written by playwright and Metropolitan Area Planning Council Artist-in-Residence Hortense Gerardo.

Featuring local Medfield talent from The Gazebo Players and performances by members of the Boston Dance Theater!

First created as an immersive walking play through the Medfield State Hospital grounds, the play portrays the Medfield State Hospital in its many facets – not only a place where patients went for psychiatric care, but also where community members attended an annual Harvest Ball, young lovers went to movie screenings in the chapel, and youngsters competed in Little League games.

The cast and crew of The Medfield Anthology are excited to present the play in an exciting new online format. Featuring a new scene about the 1918 flu pandemic and a movement piece adapted for viewing on computer screens, the latest version of this play⁠ takes on surprising relevance⁠—as does the history of the site itself.

Followed by a Q&A with Medfield Town Planner Sarah Raposa and Cultural Alliance of Medfield Director Jean Mineo about future plans for the chapel and the rest of the MSH campus

Register for tickets here to receive a link to the free performance!

For more information, visit: https://medfieldculture.org or www.mapc.org/msh-events.

Jun
25
Thu
2020
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.

Register here.

Sep
9
Wed
2020
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere

In the beginning, Small Steps on Climate Change was a dance and embodied movement performance intended to inspire Metro Boston to view climate change as an opportunity to create stronger, collaborative, healthier, and more vibrant communities in the face of climate change. Just six weeks before opening night, COVID-19 altered the path.

Small Steps: Dances of Resilience is a full-length documentary film about overcoming the struggle to create and perform during a global pandemic. The dancers tell their stories of climate, COVID, art, and hope, and, finally, they dance.

Join us for three film screenings on YouTube Live this September 9, 10, and 11. Each screening will be time-limited and all content will be removed between and after each screening, so see it while you can!

After the Friday, September 11 performance, we will hold a “Meet the Dancers” Q&A session on Zoom.

The production was developed by movement artist, screenwriter and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Artist-in-Residence Hortense Gerardo and MAPC Senior Environmental Planner Darci Schofield to integrate the arts into climate change planning.

Directed by Hortense Gerardo and produced by Darci Schofield and MAPC.

Featuring original choreography and performances by:

  • Laura Sanchez Garcia, award-winning flamenco dancer, choreographer, and educator
  • Elizabeth Walker, former Los Angeles Ballet soloist
  • Simon Chernow, KRUMP and fusion hip-hop dancer and core leader of Boston’s Climate Strike
  • Jean Appolon Expressions, Haitian dance troupe fusing contemporary elements with Haitian folkloric dance
  • Olivia Link, contemporary modern dancer and Urbanity Dance educator
  • Any Berube and Theo Martinez, competitive ballroom salsa dancers and instructors
Sep
10
Thu
2020
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere

In the beginning, Small Steps on Climate Change was a dance and embodied movement performance intended to inspire Metro Boston to view climate change as an opportunity to create stronger, collaborative, healthier, and more vibrant communities in the face of climate change. Just six weeks before opening night, COVID-19 altered the path.

Small Steps: Dances of Resilience is a full-length documentary film about overcoming the struggle to create and perform during a global pandemic. The dancers tell their stories of climate, COVID, art, and hope, and, finally, they dance.

Join us for three film screenings on YouTube Live this September 9, 10, and 11. Each screening will be time-limited and all content will be removed between and after each screening, so see it while you can!

After the Friday, September 11 performance, we will hold a “Meet the Dancers” Q&A session on Zoom.

The production was developed by movement artist, screenwriter and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Artist-in-Residence Hortense Gerardo and MAPC Senior Environmental Planner Darci Schofield to integrate the arts into climate change planning.

Directed by Hortense Gerardo and produced by Darci Schofield and MAPC.

Featuring original choreography and performances by:

  • Laura Sanchez Garcia, award-winning flamenco dancer, choreographer, and educator
  • Elizabeth Walker, former Los Angeles Ballet soloist
  • Simon Chernow, KRUMP and fusion hip-hop dancer and core leader of Boston’s Climate Strike
  • Jean Appolon Expressions, Haitian dance troupe fusing contemporary elements with Haitian folkloric dance
  • Olivia Link, contemporary modern dancer and Urbanity Dance educator
  • Any Berube and Theo Martinez, competitive ballroom salsa dancers and instructors
Sep
11
Fri
2020
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere

In the beginning, Small Steps on Climate Change was a dance and embodied movement performance intended to inspire Metro Boston to view climate change as an opportunity to create stronger, collaborative, healthier, and more vibrant communities in the face of climate change. Just six weeks before opening night, COVID-19 altered the path.

Small Steps: Dances of Resilience is a full-length documentary film about overcoming the struggle to create and perform during a global pandemic. The dancers tell their stories of climate, COVID, art, and hope, and, finally, they dance.

Join us for three film screenings on YouTube Live this September 9, 10, and 11. Each screening will be time-limited and all content will be removed between and after each screening, so see it while you can!

After the Friday, September 11 performance, we will hold a “Meet the Dancers” Q&A session on Zoom.

The production was developed by movement artist, screenwriter and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Artist-in-Residence Hortense Gerardo and MAPC Senior Environmental Planner Darci Schofield to integrate the arts into climate change planning.

Directed by Hortense Gerardo and produced by Darci Schofield and MAPC.

Featuring original choreography and performances by:

  • Laura Sanchez Garcia, award-winning flamenco dancer, choreographer, and educator
  • Elizabeth Walker, former Los Angeles Ballet soloist
  • Simon Chernow, KRUMP and fusion hip-hop dancer and core leader of Boston’s Climate Strike
  • Jean Appolon Expressions, Haitian dance troupe fusing contemporary elements with Haitian folkloric dance
  • Olivia Link, contemporary modern dancer and Urbanity Dance educator
  • Any Berube and Theo Martinez, competitive ballroom salsa dancers and instructors