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MAPC Releases Toolkit for Tackling Rising Temps with Art

MAPC Releases Toolkit for Tackling Rising Temps with Art As cities across the country experience more frequent and intense weather events due to climate change, the arts offer opportunities to support cities’ climate resilience efforts. Flooding, hurricanes, extreme heat: collaborations with artists and creatives can address these concerns and more.  How? Artists can impact the […]

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“Particulate Policy” White Paper Focuses on Air Quality Policy Solutions

“Particulate Policy” White Paper Focuses on Air Quality Policy Solutions Even though we often can’t see it, air pollution – specifically particle pollution – is the most serious environmental health hazard in the world. In the Boston area, most of this pollution comes from the fossil-fuel burning vehicles that transport us across town and across […]

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MAPC Releases “Get It Rolling” Workbook on Bus Improvements

Photo Credit: City of Boston MAPC Releases “Get It Rolling” Workbook on Bus Improvements In 2016, Everett piloted the first shared bus/bike lane in the Greater Boston region since the Silver Line in Boston. Everett’s transformative bus lane led to a domino effect in Greater Boston, with numerous other municipalities piloting and laying down permanent […]

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Juneteenth 2021

Today, Friday, June 18, MAPC will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, which for the first time this year has been designated as an official state and national holiday. Commemorated each year on June 19, Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that the last enslaved Black Americans learned of their freedom, two years after President […]

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Boston Kicks Off New Electric Vehicle Car Share Program

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Getting to Yes: Zoning Under Housing Choice [Video]

Recently-passed Housing Choice legislation made it easier to pass multifamily zoning in Massachusetts–but how can municipalities build support for housing initiatives? The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the Citizen’s Housing & Planning Association (CHAPA), and Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) hosted this informational session and Q&A on Friday, June 4. Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community […]

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Video: Climate Resiliency and Racial Justice

On Tuesday, May 25, MAPC held the second event in our Accelerating Climate Resiliency Speaker Series. Every other month, we’ll bring experts and practitioners from across the country who can speak to the ways that they are perceiving and advancing resilience. In “Climate Resiliency and Racial Justice,” Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and […]

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Video: From Snow Days to Heat Waves

Take the Survey! How do you experience heat? How do you cool down? We’re working with the Metro Mayors Coalition to create a plan to address heat-related health concerns and reduce heat islands in Metro Boston. We need to hear from you! Take the Survey Summer temperatures in the Northeast are increasing, along with extreme […]

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Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week

With memories of last summer’s record temperatures still fresh and Summer 2021 off to a hot start with temperatures already hitting 90 degrees over the weekend, a coalition of Greater Boston non-profit organizations and institutions are collaborating on a week of talks and activities designed to help communities and individuals understand the risks of and […]

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Heat Preparedness Week 2021: Take Action Today

Heat Preparedness Week 2021 In the Greater Boston region, we’re experiencing more frequent and intense heat waves, as well as generally rising temperatures. 2020 marked the hottest summer globally, with 14 days over 90 degrees in Boston. By the 2030s, scientists predict we could more than double that and have 41 days of 90 degrees due to […]

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