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MAPC Launches Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants

If you had the chance to do one small project to prepare your city or town for climate change, what would you do? Last week, MAPC announced the launch of our Accelerating Climate Resiliency Mini Grant Program. Generously funded by the Barr Foundation, the $15,000 to $50,000 grants will advance strategies protecting people, places, and […]

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Help Newton Tackle Climate Change

On-line questionnaire and roundtable discussion to gather local feedback For Immediate Release: Friday, October 5, 2018 NEWTON – Are you interested in helping Newton address climate change? Join staff from the City and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) at an upcoming roundtable discussion on October 23, 2018, designed to gather citizen feedback and begin […]

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A Bold and Creative Approach to Public Outreach: City of Newton’s Public Design Week

Earlier this summer, MAPC participated in Newton’s first Public Design Week, a one week public visioning process hosted by the City of Newton. The event is part of the City’s “Hello Washington Street!” initiative. “Hello Washington Street” is a thirteen-month process that began in April 2018 and is anticipated to go until May 2019. It […]

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Calling All MAPC Fans – Help Us Name Our Next Regional Plan!

In October 2018, MAPC will launch a two-year planning process to update Greater Boston’s regional plan. To create the new plan, we will engage thousands of people who live, work, learn, and play in the Metro Boston area and develop action steps and goals to achieve a more equitable and sustainable region. There’s just one […]

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Sole of Rockland at Rockland Day!

On Saturday, June 16th, MAPC staff attended Rockland Day to help raise money and support for the town’s creative placemaking project, Sole of Rockland. Sole of Rockland is a fully developed, interactive creative placemaking concept and demonstration that will strengthen and support the REiMAGINE ROCKLAND downtown revitalization effort. MAPC engaged Rockland Day attendees through a […]

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Norwood’s Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan to be Presented at March 12 Public Meeting

Meeting to present the 2018 update of Norwood’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and solicit public comments Who: Norwood residents, business owners, representatives of non-profit organizations and institutions, and others who are interested in preventing and reducing damage from natural hazards. What: At the Norwood Planning Board meeting on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m., a presentation […]

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Help Envision Future Development Near Rockport Commuter Rail

Plan will help achieve goals for future mixed-use development Do you live in Rockport? Are you interested in helping to shape a future vision for the Rockport commuter rail station area? Join the Town of Rockport and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 starting a 7 […]

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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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Planning 101 Blog: Newton’s Community Solar Share Initiative

Typically, low income households pay a higher percentage of income for electricity than those in other income tax brackets, and can’t afford the upfront costs of buying and installing cost-saving solar panels.

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The Battle Road Scenic Byway: Road to Revolutions

Battle Road Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan (16MB) Project Overview One Road, Many Revolutions! The American Revolution started here. World-renowned classic literature was written here. The environmental movement was seeded here. Innovations in aerospace and electronics technology were developed here. The Battle Road follows the approximate path of the British regulars during the battles that marked […]

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