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Sep
19
Tue
2017
Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) @ Norwood Chamber of Commerce
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cooler temperatures and the end of summer can only mean one thing – that the September TRIC meeting is quickly approaching! The next TRIC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th at 9:00AM at the Norwood Chamber of Commerce.
This meeting will feature a presentation from Boston MPO staff regarding the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) as well as ways that the MPO can better engage TRIC throughout its regional transportation planning process. Be sure to check out the MPO Corner at the bottom of this newsletter for information and updates regarding what’s going on in the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Sep
20
Wed
2017
Inner Core Committee Meeting @ MAPC Offices
Sep 20 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
On September 20, the Inner Core Committee will resume its bimonthly meetings at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Discussion will focus on economic development with a presentation from MAPC’s Chief Economic Development Planner Amanda Chisholm and guest speakers. Please join us on:
Wednesday, September 20, at 8:45 am
MAPC, 3rd floor conference room
60 Temple Place
Boston, MA
Sep
21
Thu
2017
North Suburban Task Force @ Peabody Institute Library
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us on September 21, 9-10:30 am, in the Gordon Room of the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, 15 Sylvan Street.

The meeting will feature an overview and current projects of MAPC’s new Arts and Culture Division. Director Jenn Erickson and MAPC Artist in Residence Carolyn Lewenburg will be presenting and showing how your community can take advantage of this exciting new MAPC department!
MAPC’s Arts and Culture Division delivers technical assistance in emerging practice areas including cultural planning, creative placemaking, creative community development, arts and cultural data collection and analysis, and cultural policy. The division also develops and delivers trainings for planners, community developers, and local government officials that aim to build competencies in the aforementioned practice areas.
South Shore Coalition Meeting @ Hingham Town Hall
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, September 21st at 1:00pm in Hingham Town Hall. We will be joined by Peter Forman, President & CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, to discuss South Shore 2030: a comprehensive economic and community development plan for the South Shore region. Peter will present the findings and critical strategies that have come out of South Shore 2030 and Ralph Willmer, Principal Planner at MAPC, will discuss MAPC’s role in the process. Discussion about the plan, as well as ways that South Shore municipalities and the Chamber can best support one another, will follow. Check out more information about South Shore 2030 here!

Dec
14
Thu
2017
NSPC (North Suburban Planning Council) Monthly Meeting @ Meeting Room, Burlington Town Hall
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The December NSPC meeting will focus on Master Planning efforts and best practices in community engagement and advisory committee creation.

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.
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.