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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.

Greater Boston Climate Action Plan

January 17, 2024

Greater Boston Climate Action Plan: MAPC and Partners are Developing Priority Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution Across the Region Written […]

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A photo of a street sign that says "Electric Vehicle Parking Only"

Equity in Clean Energy and Climate Planning

September 15, 2023

Equity in Clean Energy and Climate Planning Written by Francelis Morillo Suarez, Clean Energy & Climate Planner I September 14, […]

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Members of the project team with certificates of recognition and poster of accomplishments. From left to right: Niri Kumar (Climate Liaison), Claire Rundelli (Natick Environmental Planner and Conservation Agent), Jillian Wilson-Martin (Natick Director of Sustainability), Cherelle Tillery (Climate Liaison), Shawn Luz (Framingham Sustainability Coordinator), and Emile Exilhomme (Climate Liaison)

Climate Emergency Communications in Metro West

August 29, 2023

Climate Emergency Communications in Metro West Written by Sharon Ron, Assistant Director of Public Health August 25, 2023 – The […]

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Heat Preparedness Week 2023: Climate Change is a Public Health Issue

August 21, 2023

Heat Preparedness Week 2023: Climate Change is a Public Health Issue Written by Sasha Shyduroff, Senior Clean Energy and Climate […]

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Photo is the gold dome of the Massachusetts state capital building, and a flag waving infront of it.

FY 2024 Budget: How MAPC Priorities Fared

August 21, 2023

FY2024 Budget: How MAPC Priorities Fared MAPC thanks Governor Healey for approving a FY2024 budget that increases or maintains funding […]

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A photo of a volunteer picking up the sensors at FSU and an FSU member is demonstrating how to use the sensor.

Harnessing Community Science to Better Understand Urban Heat Island Challenges in the MetroWest

July 28, 2023

Earlier this month, 41 volunteers set out from Framingham State University (FSU) to collect temperature and humidity data along seven […]

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