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Executive Director’s Report

Every month, MAPC staff help the Executive Director compile highlights of the agency’s work for an Executive Director’s Report to present to the Executive Committee and Council. Read the latest report here!

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Emergency Preparedness & Business Recovery in Cambridge

MAPC and the City of Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD) partnered in February 2015 to develop post-emergency business continuity and emergency preparedness strategies for small businesses in Cambridge. To help businesses plan for emergency circumstances, MAPC and the Cambridge CDD held a series of five planning workshops for small business owners. The workshops introduced the […]

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Public Input Sought for Medfield Downtown Summit

Do you live or own a business in Medfield? Are you interested in helping to shape the community’s vision and strategy for economic development and growth in Medfield’s downtown? Join the Economic Development Committee for the Town of Medfield and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a public “Open House” meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 […]

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Public Meeting for Littleton’s Hazard Mitigation Plan: February 3

Meeting to present the 2016 update of Littleton’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and solicit public comments Who: Littleton residents, business owners, representatives of non-profit organizations and institutions, and others who are interested in preventing and reducing damage from natural hazards. What: At the Littleton Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 PM, a […]

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MAPC selects Good Energy as Green Municipal Aggregation Provider

Program offers ratepayers price stability, greener energy. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is pleased to announce that it has selected Good Energy to provide green municipal aggregation broker services to MAPC member cities and towns. The Cities of Somerville and Newton and the Towns of Arlington and Sudbury participated in the procurement, and other […]

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Top Ten Complete Streets Policies Include Ashland, Framingham, Lynn, Natick, Norwell, Weymouth.

Washington, DC – Ashland, Framingham, Longmeadow, Lynn, Natick, Norwell and Weymouth have among the top “Complete Streets” policies in the nation, according to rankings announced today by Smart Growth America. Ten Massachusetts communities passed Complete Streets policies in 2015 — the most of any state in the country last year — and seven of those policies were among the best in the nation according […]

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Phase 2 of Route 9 Enhancement Study Begins

Wellesley corridor project will provide strategies to improve roadway.  The Town of Wellesley and MAPC are poised to kick off the next phase of an ongoing study to improve Route 9 this spring. The Route 9 Enhancement Study & Plan is a community-outreach-driven study for the Route 9 Corridor which will provide tailored strategies for […]

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South Shore Coalition Hosts Legislative Breakfast

Local legislators, elected officials & citizens to discuss transportation, economic development, climate change & planning Join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s South Shore Coalition and Representative Garrett Bradley (D-Hingham) for a Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Willcutt Commons Senior Center, located at 91 Sohier St. in Cohasset. The […]

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Help Envision Future Housing for Arlington

Housing Production Plan identifies housing needs & demand, establishes goals for future housing development.  Join the Town of Arlington, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and planning consultant JM Goldson for a public forum on Thursday, April 7, at 6:45 pm in the main meeting room of the Senior Center at 20 Academy Street/27 Maple Street in […]

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Communities Find New Ways to Access Cleaner, More Affordable Energy

In a new post on the Barr Foundation’s blog, guest author Cammy Peterson, MAPC’s Director of Clean Energy, describes how leading cities and towns in Massachusetts are scaling up renewable energy while bringing cost savings to their residents. Read the blog post here. Thursday, 31 March 2016 Updated on Mon, 06/06/2016 – 12:44pm

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