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MAPC Issues Request for Information on Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment

MAPC Issues RFI on Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Massachusetts is a leader in electrifying light-duty vehicles, offering a rebate of up to $2,500 for electric vehicles. This rebate has been used to purchase over 22,000 EVs in Massachusetts as of August 2021. To help meet the need to charge these vehicles in public places, MAPC […]

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Action Alert: Support Local and Regional Public Health in the ARPA Spending Bill

This fall, the Massachusetts House and Senate have been hard at work designing an American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) spending bill that will advance the Commonwealth’s pandemic recovery. Both the House and Senate versions of the bill contain critical provisions that will improve the resilience of our local and regional public health infrastructure with significant […]

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MAPC Releases Statement on Municipal Public Health in ARPA Spending Bills

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement on the Legislature’s pending ARPA bills related to municipal public health funding and policy reform.

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MetroCommon 2050 Illustrations: Climate Mitigation and Resiliency

Climate change in Greater Boston will have profound effects: more — and more extreme — heat waves, storms, flooding, and sea-level rise. There’s a lot we must do to prepare! See how artist Ben Batchelder envisions the risks in his series of three new original illustrations. These illustrations were created as part of MetroCommon 2050. They […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Equity of Wealth and Health

Health, equity, and prosperity: there are three strands of a single system, braided tightly together. Read this new original comic by Dorchester’s Ludgy Jean-Baptiste to learn and share the basics. This comic was created as part of MetroCommon 2050 and is free for use by planners, policy-makers, and others to use as a tool to […]

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Youth, Law Enforcement Join for Annual Basketball Tournament

Annual event helps combat youth crime and prevent gang violence across Metro Boston

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MAPC Releases Catalogue of Climate Resilient Land Use Strategies

Land use regulations can be a powerful tool to provide climate resilience.  From floodplain and wetlands restrictions, to tree protection and water conservation, to design standards and zoning, communities are using their regulatory authority to address the growing impacts of rainstorms, sea level rise, heat, and drought.  Regulatory language and policies specifically crafted to address […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Inclusive Growth and Mobility

How does the way our region gets around affect us as people? Get the whole (illustrated) story with this new, original piece by local graphic novelist Anna Christine. This graphic story was created to help community members relate their own lives to some of the issues around land use and transportation. This comic was created […]

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Request for Information: Digital Navigators

Request for Information: Digital Navigators The Metropolitan Area Planning Council issued a Request for Information (RFI), looking for organizations that could host or supervise a team of “Digital Navigators.” About 20% of households in Massachusetts Gateway Cities do not have internet access at home, while 30% lack access to computing devices. When households do have […]

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MAPC Leads Public Art Selection in Lynn

The votes are in, and the Lynn community has chosen Kevin Orlosky’s Laces of Lynn as the city’s newest public art installation, Mayor Thomas M. McGee announced today. Orlosky’s proposal was one of five final concepts for the “Lynnstallation,” a piece of public art to be installed at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza.

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