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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.

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Community Meeting – HIA of the Proposed Compressor Station (Weymouth, MA) @ Abigail Adams Middle School
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us as we initiate a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on a proposed natural gas compressor station in the Town of Weymouth.
The community meeting will include an open house with a brief presentation for participants to familiarize themselves with the HIA process and the proposed decision, as well as space for discussion and public input about potential health effects and concerns related to the proposed station.
What is a Health Impact Assessment?

A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process that uses available data, health expertise, and public input to identify the possible health effects of a proposed change. HIAs are used to assess proposals, such as development projects or legislative policies, to produce recommendations that optimize health outcomes.

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

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/

Apr
9
Tue
2019
MAPC’s Peak Demand Management 2019 Program Kick-Off Webinar @ Online Webinar
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
MAPC's Peak Demand Management 2019 Program Kick-Off Webinar @ Online Webinar

On Tuesday, April 9, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm MAPC will host a pre-season planning webinar for our Peak Demand Management Program. This summer will be MAPC’s fifth year helping cities and towns reduce demand and capacity charges, and we are excited to work with returning veterans and new participants alike.

Tune into our Program Kick-Off Webinar to learn more about:

    • National Grid and Eversource’s new demand management offerings and incentives that were formalized in the state’s new 2019-2021 Energy Efficiency Plan.
    • MAPC’s Peak Demand Management Program – we will provide data about the scope and impact of last year’s participants, and cover the basics of capacity charges.
    • Current participants – we will from several municipal staff on their experiences and best practices with demand reduction, with a highlight of one community’s plans to integrate battery storage.

MAPC’s daily notifications won’t start until June 2019, but now is the time to start planning for process improvements and potential hardware upgrades to maximize your demand reduction potential this summer. We hope you can join us on April 9!

Register for this upcoming webinar at this link.

Jun
19
Wed
2019
Inner Core Committee Meeting @ MAPC 3rd Floor Conference Room
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am