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A New Year at MAPC

Happy New Year from MAPC! We are proud to announce the release of our 2014 Calendar and Annual Report. This past year was MAPC’s 50th anniversary, and the five-year anniversary of MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region. Our calendar and report celebrate this legacy of work towards a smarter, cleaner, more equitable Greater Boston region, […]

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MAPC Testifies for Active Streets

Michelle Ciccolo, President of MAPC, yesterday joined Maddie Ribble of the Massachusetts Public Health Association, Lizzi Weyant of Transportation for Massachusetts and David Watson of MassBike to testify at the State House in support of adding the Active Streets Certification Program to the Transportation Bond Bill (H.3763). The program would allow municipalities certified as Active […]

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Four Years Later: Sustainable Communities Grantees Convene

From increasing the economic viability of farming and protect sustainable “foodsheds” in MAPC’s MAGIC subregion, to grassroots visioning of the future of Salem Point via a web-based game, to finding opportunities for transit-based development in Quincy, MAPC’s done projects on them all through Sustainable Communities Grants. Last week, MAPC’s delegation (pictured above) joined representatives from […]

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More Towns to Take Advantage of GIC

The GIC will gain three more towns as of July 2014, it was announced this week, bringing the total of GIC communities to 41. East Bridgewater, Framingham, and Middleborough are the towns that will join: Framingham alone will save nearly $18 million. MAPC, spurred by its Metro Mayors Coalition, has long led the efforts to […]

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Investing in Healthy Neighborhoods: The Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund

The way we design neighborhoods can help ­– or hurt – our health. The location of our homes and businesses, the quality of sidewalks and streets, community programs and public safety – all can influence health and quality of life issues from access to healthy food to strong connections with neighbors. Understanding this, the Conservation […]

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