MAPC Issues Statement Supporting Clean Heat Commission Report

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) commends Governor Baker, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), and the Commission on Clean Heat on yesterday’s report release on reducing heating fuels and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings in Massachusetts.  MAPC Senior Advisor on Clean Energy Cammy Peterson served on the Clean Heat Commission, […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Economic Development Spending Package H. 5374

MAPC Issues Statement on Economic Development Spending Package H. 5374 BOSTON – Nov. 4, 2022 – “Yesterday the Massachusetts legislature voted to approve an economic development spending package (H. 5374), allocating nearly $3.8 billion together with a fiscal year 2022 closeout budget. The package includes $500 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds and […]

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Today MAPC issued the following statement on the latest update to the Section 3A guidelines for multi-family zoning in MBTA communities:

October 26, 2022 – “MAPC is pleased with the Baker Administration’s amendment on October 21, 2022, to the Section 3A guidelines for multi-family zoning districts in MBTA communities. The prior guidelines would have undermined cities and towns that currently have inclusionary zoning policies, while making it difficult for communities to adopt new inclusionary zoning policies […]

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MAPC issues statement on updated stretch energy code

Oct. 3, 2022 – Boston – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston today issued the following statement in response to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER)’s final language for the updated stretch energy code and new specialized municipal opt-in code: “The updated Stretch Code and new Specialized Code help to move our […]

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MAPC and Metro Mayors Release “Keeping Metro Boston Cool: A Regional Heat Preparedness and Adaptation Plan”

Prepared by the Metro Mayors Climate Taskforce, the plan details six strategic focus areas for reducing risk and exposure to and improving preparedness for climate-driven extreme September 30, 2022 – BOSTON – With summer’s relentless heat barely in the rearview mirror, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and a collaboration of 15 Boston area municipalities […]

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Katherine Antos Joins Metropolitan Area Planning Council as Deputy Executive Director for Planning & Sustainability

September 15, 2022 – Boston – Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) welcomed Katherine Antos as the agency’s new Deputy Executive Director for Planning & Sustainability. In her role, she will partner with cities, towns, state agencies, and organizations to promote sustainable development, advance equity and resiliency, address climate change, and foster […]

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MAPC issues statement on federal MBTA report

MAPC issues statement on federal MBTA report Planning agency: years of disinvestment have led to staffing shortages, backlogged repairs; MBTA must commit to strong replacement service for future shutdowns BOSTON – Aug. 31, 2022 – Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Executive Director Marc Draisen today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Transit […]

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MAPC Releases West Station Report Study

MAPC Releases West Station Report Study MAPC: Better transit service, safe bike & walking connections, and an end to free parking could create a dynamic new neighborhood with thousands of jobs at Allston Landing BOSTON—Better bus and train service, safe biking and walking routes, and appropriately-priced parking all have the potential to unlock thousands of […]

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MAPC Statement on Buffalo Mass Shooting

MAPC Statement on Buffalo Mass Shooting Marc Draisen, Executive Director, and Lizzi Weyant, Deputy Executive Director for Public Affairs & Advocacy, today released the following statement: “Once again, the weekend was marred by another horrific loss of life as a result of racist violence against people of color, this time in Buffalo, NY.  Far too […]

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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

Screenshot of the MetroCommon 2050 Digital Hub. Click to open. MAPC Launches ‘MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together’ New long-range land use and public policy plan offers a vision and practical steps toward a more equitable and resilient future for Greater Boston BOSTON – May 5, 2022– Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores […]

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