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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.

A bioswale in the median of a road is full of plants to absorb rainwater.

A Vision for Green Infrastructure in the Region

September 26, 2019

Bioswale | Photo via Aaron Volkening, Flickr Stormwater runoff is one the major contributors of pollution in our waterways on […]

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Colorful board on which participants wrote their ideas about how to beat extreme heat

Wicked Hot Boston: Documenting Extreme Heat in the Greater Boston Area

June 19, 2019

As public schools let out this week in Greater Boston, summer fun is on people’s minds and many are planning […]

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Koi fish sculpture made out of fishing net at Wake Up the Earth 2019

Schools of Thought on Climate Change: MAPC’s Newest Art Installation

May 22, 2019

Climate change is already visible across the Metro Boston region, forcing individuals and communities to cope with increasingly severe weather, […]

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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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