MAPC Director of Clean Energy, Cammy Peterson, will present and answer questions about clean energy programs NSPC communities can get involved with. We will also hear about CTPS’s technical assistance programs, review our annual work plan, and brainstorm ideas for meeting topics for the current fiscal year.
MAPC Senior Transportation Planner, David Loutzenheiser, will discuss trail planning across municipal boundaries and initial plans for expanding the trail along the former Salem and Lowell Railroad. The meeting will conclude with a walking tour of the trail through Northern Lynnfield.
The December NSPC meeting will focus on Master Planning efforts and best practices in community engagement and advisory committee creation.
How do monuments and memorials shape our understanding of place—and what we choose to forget? And how might we reframe public memory to address the harmful legacy of colonialism in our region? This artist panel will consider how remembering and forgetting of Indigenous peoples and colonial history shaped the landscape and collective consciousness of Greater Boston—and the necessary role of Indigenous artists in shaping more just public spaces.
Reclaim? Recontextualize? Relocate? Remove? What should we do with monuments that no longer reflect our shared history and collective values (or never did to begin with)? This conversation among artists, designers, and educators will explore how creative commemoration can help us see the past and present in a new light—and chart a path toward more just futures.