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Planning101: Environment

Environment

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.

MAPC’s 2019-2020 Legislative Priorities

January 29, 2019

The deadline to file bills for the 2019-2020 Massachusetts legislative session was Friday, Jan. 19. Over 5,000 bills were filed […]

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Are You Proud of Your Bylaws and Policies?

November 29, 2018

We Want to Hear From You! The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is developing a resource for municipalities looking to adapt […]

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MAPC Launches Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants

November 2, 2018

If you had the chance to do one small project to prepare your city or town for climate change, what […]

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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 […]

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Energy and Environmental Bills Moving in the Legislature

July 16, 2018

In 15 days, on July 31, the formal session for the Massachusetts Legislature will end – meaning that the House […]

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Help Build a Sculptural Garden Along Northern Strand Community Trail

March 16, 2018

Written by Carolyn Lewenberg at MAPC with additional comments provided by Emily Nink, Kathleen O’Brien, and Jenn Erickson Community gardeners […]

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