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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.

Feb
7
Wed
2018
Help Envision Future Development Near Rockport Commuter Rail @ Rockport Library
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm

Do you live in Rockport? Are you interested in helping to shape a future vision for the Rockport commuter rail station area?

Join the Town of Rockport and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 starting a 7 p.m. at Rockport Library, 17 School Street, to learn more about an upcoming project focused on “equitable transit-oriented development,” or eTOD.

Learn more about the visioning process so far and eTOD here.

Feb
28
Wed
2018
Cohasset Master Plan Forum @ Senior Center
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MAPC staff will be helping Cohasset craft a new Master Plan, focused on such issues as growth, housing, jobs and recreation.

Join the town and officials from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to kick off the Cohasset Master Plan with a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Senior Center, 91 Sohier St. There will be a presentation describing the master planning process, including a brief snapshot of Cohasset today to help visitors envision what they’d like to see in town for the future.

Learn more here or visit the Cohasset Master Plan Facebook page.

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/

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Are We There Yet? 21st Century Mobility: MetroCommon 2050 Speaker Series @ Colonnade Hotel | Boston Ballroom
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Don’t miss the second event in MAPC’s MetroCommon speaker series! Join us for a riveting keynote by the transportation thinker David Zipper on the interplay between urban and transportation policy and new mobility technologies, followed by an interactive panel discussion with local transportation planners, advocates, and administrators.

David Zipper is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he focuses on the interplay between urban policy and new mobility technologies. David advises numerous startups and urban officials about the future of cities and mobility. His writing about urban innovation has been published in The Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, and Fast Company. Learn more on his website, www.davidzipper.com.

Registration and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the speaking portion of the event will begin at 6 p.m. Light appetizers will be served.

Stay tuned — we’ll announce our panelists soon!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/are-we-there-yet-21st-century-mobility-registration-76091067431