Natick Aqueduct Trails Open

April 24, 2014, Natick: The kids couldn’t stop giggling as they grouped together to cut the ribbon. The sun was shining, the dignitaries were present, and the mood was buoyant: another section of the retired Sudbury Aqueduct was about to be officially open to the public for recreational use as a trail. In 2012, MAPC […]

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sPARKing New Ideas: Parking Strategies for Stronger Communities

Parking may not be the subject of scintillating conversation among non-planners, but the hundreds of municipal, state, and community leaders who came to the sPARKing New Ideas conference on April 8, 2014 really got it: parking is everything. (For the videos, presentations, and other information that will convince you this is the case, visit  MAPC/parking). […]

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Municipal Solar in Sudbury

To utilize otherwise nonproductive space on their closed landfill, Sudbury decided to fill it with solar panels–6,060 of them. This solar power purchase agreement was part of a group procurement for energy services that MAPC facilitated for 14 cities and towns. Sudbury leases the land to a private developer and purchases the electricity from the […]

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