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Jan
5
Wed
2022
[Webinar] Progress and Planning Ahead: Shared Streets Initiatives in Massachusetts @ Zoom
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
MassDOT is planning to open another round of Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program funding in January 2022. Applications will be accepted between January 10 and March 1.
On January 5 at 10 a.m., join us for a webinar on this latest round of funding, which will focus on both transit and roadway safety.
We’ll learn more about the newest funding round and hear about “Quick and Creative Street Projects: Measuring the Impact in Massachusetts.” The new Barr Foundation report provides examples and data from 23 municipalities that experimented with innovative, low-cost street projects over the course of 2020 and 2021.
Sep
29
Thu
2022
2022 Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference @ College of the Holy Cross
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies and Division of Local Services to hear from special guests Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, the Governor’s former Chief of Staff, Steve Kadish, as well as Secretaries Tesler, Acosta, Kennealy and Card about how to make the most of unprecedented infrastructure modernization resources and build a firm foundation for our Commonwealth’s future. Click here to register.

“Building the Foundation for our Future: Equitable Infrastructure Modernization in Massachusetts” will be hosted at College of the Holy Cross on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

After remarks from the Governor and Lt. Governor, we’ll welcome to the stage Secretaries Tesler, Acosta, Kennealy and Card to talk about the potential available funding in each of their fields, and how communities can work with the Commonwealth to make the most of this funding, followed by a brief audience Q&A.

Afternoon workshops led by senior administration officials and local leaders from across the Commonwealth provide the chance, among other things, to dive deeper into these funding opportunities, think through the challenges facing your community, and hear from other communities looking to work through those same challenges.

Finally, you’ll hear from former Baker Chief of Staff and Harvard Taubman Center Senior Fellow Steve Kadish about some of the most promising strategies for working with community members and stakeholders to make the local change that our communities need.

Workshop topics include:

  • Building the Municipal Workforce Pipeline: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Early Education Reimagined: Funding Reform and Municipal Implications
  • Broadening Broadband: Expanding Access to High-Speed Internet
  • Transportation Infrastructure and Recovery: Stimulating Local Economies with Infrastructure Improvements
May
10
Wed
2023
CTPS Presentation: Resilience in Transportation Planning @ Zoom (Virtual)
May 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:05 pm

The Central Transportation Planning Staff to the Boston MPO is hosting an upcoming discussion on resilience in transportation planning at next week’s Regional Transportation Advisory Council meeting on May 10, from 2:30-4:05 PM. The Advisory Council is an independent public body that meets monthly to discuss transportation topics in the Boston region and help direct the Boston MPO’s work by advising staff and voting on the MPO board. 

Staff will be discussing the MPO’s environmental and resilience work, and will welcome feedback on goals and ideas for the resilience program and priorities for incorporating resilience and climate adaptation into transportation planning.

You can find a Zoom link for the 5/10 Advisory Council meeting on the MPO Calendar, where a detailed agenda and more materials will be posted shortly. 

Please reach out to Stella Jordan at sjordan@ctps.org if you have any questions.

Jun
6
Tue
2023
Boston Urban Agriculture Strategy | Artist Informational Session @ Zoom (Virtual)
Jun 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for an information session and Q&A for artists interested in the Boston Urban Agriculture Community Events Activation Call for Artists. 

Target Audience: Artists in the Roxbury, Mattapan, Dorchester, and East Boston areas. 

Register Here!


The Boston Urban Agriculture Strategy is a project in partnership between MAPC, GrowBoston (the City of Boston’s urban agriculture initiative), and the Urban Farming Institute (UFI). The project aims to increase food production in the City with a particular focus on the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and East Boston. Learn more. . .

Jun
29
Thu
2023
Webinar: Arts and Culture Federal Funding Opportunities @ Zoom (Virtual)
Jun 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join the MAPC Arts & Culture department to learn about federal funding opportunities for cultural planning projects — specifically the Our Town grant program from the National Endowment for the Arts. We’ll talk about some of the types of projects covered by this grant, the upcoming associated deadlines, and hear from the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Panelists:

  • Kara Elliott-Ortega, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston Mayor’s Office
  • Hannah Gathman, Senior Regional Arts and Culture Planner, MAPC
  • Annis Sengupta, Director of Arts and Culture, MAPC

Register to join us here!

Jan
24
Wed
2024
Creative Sector Advocacy Week: Celebration at the State House @ Massachusetts State House
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come join MassCreative, MAPC, and the creative community for speeches, performances and demonstrations that celebrate the vibrancy and strength of arts, culture and creativity across the Commonwealth. Governor Healey and Lt. Governor Driscoll will provide opening remarks.

RSVP for adding this event.

Mar
6
Wed
2024
Accelerating Climate Resilience Webinar: Equitable Engagement with Community Liaisons @ Zoom (Virtual)
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Accelerating Climate Resilience Webinar: Equitable Engagement with Community Liaisons @ Zoom (Virtual)

In collaboration with MAPC’s Public Health Department, the Equitable Engagement with Community Liaisons webinar will explore how cities are using community-led planning to broaden and deepen engagement with residents. You will hear about projects in three Massachusetts cities leading with equitable community engagement: 

  • Shawn LuzSustainability Coordinator, City of Framingham 
  • Emily SullivanClimate Change Program Manager, City of Somerville 
  • Richard HardingManager, BIPOC Men’s Health and Community Engagement Cambridge Public Health Department 

Register to Join Us

Concord Community Forum for Public Art @ Hybrid (see information below)
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm

Concord will be hosting a hybrid Community Forum for the three semi-finalists for their Making It Public art installation. View the event flyer to learn more.

Location:
Hearing Room, Town House
22 Monument Square, Concord

or

Virtual (Zoom)
Link
Meeting ID: 868 4763 0182
Passcode: 264996

mgraney@concordma.gov

Learn more about the Making It Public art project on MAPC’s website.

Mar
13
Wed
2024
Lex250 Monument Artists’ Concept Presentations @ Hybrid
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Lex250 Commission invites community members to hear directly from four artists chosen to develop concepts for a monument to honor the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington in Belfry Hill. This is a hybrid event. Community members are invited to attend in person or virtually via Zoom. Artists will present their concepts for the Lex250 Monument virtually and there will be a time for Q&A with the artists following artist presentations.

Location:
Estabrook Room in the lower level of Lexington Town Office Building
1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

& Virtual

Please RSVP:  mapc.ma/Lex250Monument

Learn more about the project on the webpage.

Mar
19
Tue
2024
Finding the Fit: How Parking Policies Shape Our Neighborhoods and Determine Housing Outcomes @ Fort Point Room at the Atlantic Wharf
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
This event is now full. However, you can still join the waiting list, and if a spot opens up between now and the date of the event and you are next on the waiting list, we will contact you by email. Thank you!


MAPC invites you to join us for this exciting MetroCommon 2050 Speaker Series event featuring keynote speaker Henry Grabar.

Event Program:

  • Keynote address by Henry Grabar; Slate staff writer, author (Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World), and a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard School of Design
  • Panel of municipal planners will discuss how they are taking on the issue of the “perfect parking space”, and advancing sustainable and equitable housing and transportation options.

As cities and towns work to comply with the MBTA Communities Act, this event will focus on how to “right-size” parking for your community while managing this political issue and promoting healthy neighborhoods that are economically vibrant, equitable, and sustainable by design.

Join the Event Waiting List