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Jan
8
Tue
2019
North Shore Community Listening Session @ Old Town Hall - Salem
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Some issues are bigger than any one neighborhood, city, or town. And they’re bigger than the North Shore.

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.

MAPC is helping the people who live, work, and play in the Greater Boston region develop MetroCommon 2050, a long-range plan for their future.

This free event will be Open House-style: family-friendly, fun, and interactive! Drop in any time between 3 and 8 p.m. to tell learn more and tell us what you think. Light refreshments will be available.

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

RSVPs are encouraged so we have a rough head count, but not necessary to come! RSVP here: mapc.ma/CommListeningSession1

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.

Aug
30
Fri
2019
Webinar: MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Mini-Grants @ Webinar
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help your community be part of MetroCommon 2050, Greater Boston’s next regional plan!

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is now accepting applications for the MetroCommon 2050 Outreach Mini-Grant Program. We will be accepting applications and awarding mini-grants on a rolling basis until December 2020 for outreach projects to be completed between now and Spring 2021.

The purpose of the MetroCommon 2050 mini-grants is to fund community partners to help us with outreach, events, and collecting input in harder-to-reach communities. Voices of people from those communities will be crucial in developing the plan content and shaping the future of our region. We want to hear from the region, and we are providing resources to those who will help us reach underserved populations.

MetroCommon 2050 is Greater Boston’s next regional plan, and the process of developing it is being led by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). MAPC is regional planning agency that serves the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston.

Learn more about the mini-grants here!

MAPC will host informational sessions and webinars from time to time to answer any questions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate.

Upcoming webinars:

Click the date to access the webinar

Friday, August 30 – 11 a.m. noon

Friday, September 27 – 11 a.m. noon

Friday, October 25 – 11 a.m. noon

Friday, December 13 – 11 a.m. noon

Sep
26
Thu
2019
Webinar: MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Mini-Grants @ Webinar
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Help your community be part of MetroCommon 2050, Greater Boston’s next regional plan!

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is now accepting applications for the MetroCommon 2050 Outreach Mini-Grant Program. We will be accepting applications and awarding mini-grants on a rolling basis until December 2020 for outreach projects to be completed between now and Spring 2021.

The purpose of the MetroCommon 2050 mini-grants is to fund community partners to help us with outreach, events, and collecting input in harder-to-reach communities. Voices of people from those communities will be crucial in developing the plan content and shaping the future of our region. We want to hear from the region, and we are providing resources to those who will help us reach underserved populations.

MetroCommon 2050 is Greater Boston’s next regional plan, and the process of developing it is being led by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). MAPC is regional planning agency that serves the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston.

Learn more about the mini-grants here!

MAPC will host informational sessions and webinars from time to time to answer any questions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate.

Upcoming webinars:

Click the date to access the webinar

Friday, August 30 – 11 a.m. noon

Thursday, September 26  –  6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Friday, October 25 – 11 a.m. noon

Friday, December 13 – 11 a.m. noon

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Webinar: MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Mini-Grants @ Webinar
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help your community be part of MetroCommon 2050, Greater Boston’s next regional plan!

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is now accepting applications for the MetroCommon 2050 Outreach Mini-Grant Program. We will be accepting applications and awarding mini-grants on a rolling basis until December 2020 for outreach projects to be completed between now and Spring 2021.

The purpose of the MetroCommon 2050 mini-grants is to fund community partners to help us with outreach, events, and collecting input in harder-to-reach communities. Voices of people from those communities will be crucial in developing the plan content and shaping the future of our region. We want to hear from the region, and we are providing resources to those who will help us reach underserved populations.

MetroCommon 2050 is Greater Boston’s next regional plan, and the process of developing it is being led by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). MAPC is regional planning agency that serves the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston.

Learn more about the mini-grants here!

MAPC will host informational sessions and webinars from time to time to answer any questions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate.

Upcoming webinars:

Click the date to access the webinar

Friday, August 30 – 11 a.m. noon

Thursday, September 26  –  6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Friday, October 25 – 11 a.m. noon

Friday, December 13 – 11 a.m. noon

 

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Webinar: MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Mini-Grants @ Webinar
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help your community be part of MetroCommon 2050, Greater Boston’s next regional plan!

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is now accepting applications for the MetroCommon 2050 Outreach Mini-Grant Program. We will be accepting applications and awarding mini-grants on a rolling basis until December 2020 for outreach projects to be completed between now and Spring 2021.

The purpose of the MetroCommon 2050 mini-grants is to fund community partners to help us with outreach, events, and collecting input in harder-to-reach communities. Voices of people from those communities will be crucial in developing the plan content and shaping the future of our region. We want to hear from the region, and we are providing resources to those who will help us reach underserved populations.

MetroCommon 2050 is Greater Boston’s next regional plan, and the process of developing it is being led by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). MAPC is regional planning agency that serves the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston.

Learn more about the mini-grants here!

MAPC will host informational sessions and webinars from time to time to answer any questions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate.

Upcoming webinars:

Click the date to access the webinar

Friday, August 30 – 11 a.m. noon

Thursday, September 26  –  6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Friday, October 25 – 11 a.m. noon

Friday, December 13 – 11 a.m. noon

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