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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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The Energy it Takes to Keep Cool

The Energy it Takes to Keep Cool Written by Natalie Manitius and Kimberly Clark The increasing number of extreme heat days presents a challenge in the region to both decrease energy demand in order to prevent pressure on infrastructure and, at the same time, expand access to and the affordability of air conditioning to reduce […]

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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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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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Public Health and Equity Impact of Climate Change Highlighted as Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week

Public Health and Equity Impact of Climate Change Highlighted as Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Museum of Science & Mystic River Watershed Council initiative will inform Greater Boston communities about extreme heat risks and solutions For immediate release: May 25, 2021 BOSTON – With memories of last summer’s record […]

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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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Announcing MetroCommon May

MetroCommon 2050 is the next land use and policy plan for the people who live and work in Greater Boston. At its core will be bold, actionable recommendations. These recommendations – especially for state and local government – will play a critical role in reaching our goals in the next 10, 20, and 30 years.   […]

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MAPC Awards $400k in ‘Accelerating Climate Resiliency’ Grants

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