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MAPC on a Roll: Hazard Mitigation Plan

Since 2005, MAPC has completed FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plans for 82 of our communities, and we have prepared 5-year plan updates for 50 cities and towns. Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. At MAPC, our planners do their best to draft the most appropriate […]

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Creative Placemaking Forum: Forging Community Development and Creative Communities

Hosted by the Mel King Institute, MAPC co-sponsored an innovative forum with MACDC and MASSCreative to highlight the stepping stones and barriers in advancing creative placemaking. This summer, the Mel King Institute, MassCreative, and MACDC requested technical assistance from MAPC’s Arts and Culture division to implement three Creative Placemaking Immersion workshops that would allow CDCs […]

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Massive Rescue Exercise Coordinated by MAPC staff

During the month of September, a massive three-day terrorism-based emergency response exercise was held at Joint Base Cape Cod. The exercise was funded by the Massachusetts Homeland Security Regions with grant money received from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. MAPC’s Municipal Collaboration Assistant Director, Amy Reilly and MAPC’s Senior Homeland Security Coordinator, […]

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Successful Community Engagement Event at Everett’s Village Fest

This past Saturday, September 23rd, the MAPC team held a very successful community participation exercise for the update to Everett’s open space and recreation plan! The City of Everett held its 3rd annual Village Fest at the Night Shift Brewery, and the MAPC team used the opportunity to ask attendees their opinions on how to […]

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Greater Boston to Take Part in National Drive Electric Week: September 9-17

Greater Boston to Take Part in National Drive Electric Week: September 9-17 Electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts from around the Greater Boston region will gather to celebrate and tout the clean-air benefits and cost-savings of electric cars during the week of September 9-17 as part of the seventh annual National Drive Electric Week. More than a dozen Boston-area events […]

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Net Zero Planning: Know your Resources!

Webinar on Upcoming Net Zero Resources On Tuesday, September 12, MAPC’s Clean Energy Department’s Environmental Fellow, Mayra Cruz delivered a fantastic webinar on Net Planning resources that can be beneficial to many cities and towns. We had the fortunate opportunity to have Mayra with us, who put considerable time into researching and building Net Zero […]

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New MAPC.org Launch

Welcome to the new MAPC website! We are delighted to launch this brighter, more appealing, and more usable digital home. We have put a great deal of thought into allowing easier access to our work. As we finish populating the site over the next several weeks, we want to know what you think! Please let […]

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9th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament

  Earlier this month, the Metro Mayors Coalition, facilitated by MAPC, organized the 9th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament held at Somerville High School. On Saturday, August 5th, the Metro Mayors Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative brought together teams from Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy and Revere to participate in a friendly basketball tournament. This […]

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Best Practices for Streamlining Solar Permitting and Inspection Processes

Earlier this year, MAPC was selected to participate in SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. SolSmart is a national program that recognizes communities that have taken steps to reduce solar soft costs and increase the efficiency of solar permitting and inspection processes. The program has enabled MAPC to work alongside […]

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Metro Mayors Coalition Opioid Report Release

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 the Metro Mayors Coalition (MMC) hosted a forum for municipal officials responsible for developing and implementing policies and strategies that assist community members who are struggling with opioid addiction. The event featured the release of the report Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Metro Mayors Communities. The forum brought together more than […]

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