Webinar:“Women in the Workforce: Addressing the Impacts of COVID-19”

Senate President Karen E. Spilka to headline Zoom event on job losses affecting women during pandemic WHAT: The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce are both severe and lopsided in comparison to men. For women of color, who make up a higher percentage of essential workers, job losses are even worse. […]

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MAPC Applauds Gov. Baker for Signing Landmark Climate Bill

For immediate release: Friday, March 26, 2021 BOSTON—The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston released the following statement thanking Gov. Baker for signing the new climate bill into law today. “We at MAPC are thrilled to see this history-making legislation signed into law today. This is a huge win for environmental justice, and will […]

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MAPC Teams up with Artists on COVID Communications

MAPC Teams Up with Artists on COVID Communications For immediate release: Friday, March 26, 2021  The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will work with artists to reach underserved communities with COVID-related public health messages, including the importance of getting vaccinated. Over the next few months, nine artists and artist teams will create posters, videos, postcards, […]

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MAPC Submits Public Comment on Governor Baker’s Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030

For Release: March 23, 2021, at 9 a.m. MAPC Deputy Director Rebecca Davis released the following statement this morning: “MAPC would like to thank the Baker Administration for the opportunity to provide input on the Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030 at this critical juncture in the planning process. As drafted, the plan […]

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MAPC releases statement on ‘Next Generation Climate Roadmap’ bill

For immediate release: Thursday, March 18, 2021 BOSTON—The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement regarding the Massachusetts Legislature’s passage of the climate bill, An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy (S.30). “MAPC applauds the Massachusetts Senate and House votes this week to pass legislation that would move our state […]

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Statement of Support for the AAPI Community

Statement of Support for the AAPI Community The last year has seen an increase in racist and xenophobic assumptions, behaviors and reported attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are wrongfully perceived as responsible for the COVID-19 outbreak. The mass murder of AAPI community members in Atlanta earlier this week is a horrific continuation […]

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Study: Online Shopping Causing Major Uptick in Pollution, Traffic, Industrial Rents in Greater Boston

            Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 25, 2021  Boston – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released a new study on e-commerce in Massachusetts, finding that this rapidly growing industry is already having major impacts on the job market and transportation network of Greater Boston, […]

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MAPC Statement on the Transportation Bond Bill

MAPC Statement on Transportation Bond Bill For immediate release: Friday, January 15 We were deeply disappointed this evening when Governor Baker vetoed critical policy provisions in H.5248, An Act authorizing and accelerating transportation investment. Coming only a day after the Governor vetoed the climate bill and significant portions of the economic development bond bill, we […]

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MAPC Statement on Economic Development Bond Bill

MAPC Statement on the Economic Development Bond Bill For immediate release: Friday, January 15, 2021 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is glad to see that Governor Charlie Baker signed the $626 million Economic Development Bond Bill. In particular, we applaud the Governor and Legislature’s work on advancing Housing Choices, which represents a meaningful first […]

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MAPC’s Statement on Govenor’s Veto of S.2995

MAPC STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S VETO OF S. 2995 For Immediate Release: January 14, 2021 “Last month, the Baker Administration set ambitious goals for a net zero future by releasing the 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan outlining actions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change over the next decade. Massachusetts was on the cusp […]

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