Top
Planning101: Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Planning101 is a space for MAPC staff to share their wealth of knowledge on topics related to smart growth and regional collaboration. This blog covers a diverse range of issues that include transportation, clean energy, land use, environment, public health, local government, equity, the innovative usage of public data, and the process of creating digital tools.

An unlit light bulb rests on a chalkboard. Around the bulb is drawn a thought bubble.

Massachusetts’ New 3-Year Energy Efficiency Plan and What it Means for your Municipality

December 31, 2018

For the last eight years, Massachusetts has ranked as the national leader in energy efficiency – but there is still […]

Read More
Four MAPC staff members pose with the APA Award for Outstanding Planning Project for MassBuilds

MAPC Wins Planning Awards

December 21, 2018

Last week, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-MA) presented MAPC with two awards: the Social Advocacy Award […]

Read More
Image shows computer displaying Roadworks street opening coordination

Roadworks: A Streamlined Digital Platform to Manage Street Openings

December 17, 2018

Massachusetts has some of the oldest natural gas main infrastructure in the nation, with pipes averaging 60 years old. To […]

Read More

Fleets for the Future at MAPC: What We Achieved & What’s Up Next

October 23, 2018

Adding electric, hybrid, and other alternative fuel vehicles to municipal fleets reduces carbon emissions while cutting spending on gasoline and […]

Read More

Get Ready for Climate Preparedness Week

September 18, 2018

Last year, the 2017 hurricane season was one of the most intense on record, with three Category 4 storms making […]

Read More

As Summer Heats Up, Keep Cool with MAPC’s Interactive Online Map

July 24, 2018

It’s mid-July and the Boston Metro Region has already experienced several days over 90 degrees, including a heat wave at […]

Read More