Planning101: 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.

Massachusetts House and Senate Pass Comprehensive Climate Legislation

July 21, 2022

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 21 2022 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is pleased that the Legislature has passed […]

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Heatwaves: How Extreme Heat Impacts Students and Educators

June 29, 2022

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER As schools across the region wrap up their academic year and get excited for summer, others […]

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Keeping Metro Boston Cool: Building a Heat Resilient Region

June 24, 2022

Take the Survey! How do you experience heat? How do you cool down? We’re working with the Metro Mayors Coalition […]

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Heat Preparedness Week 2022: Take Action Today

May 23, 2022

In the Greater Boston region, we’re experiencing more frequent and intense heat waves, as well as rising temperatures due to climate […]

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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

May 6, 2022

Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores of public officials and stakeholders from across Greater Boston this week, the […]

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Extreme Heat Impacts Workers. Climate Change is Making it Worse.

March 30, 2022

Climate change is producing more intense and frequent heat waves, and scientists project that Metro Boston will experience upwards of […]

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