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Topsfield Hazard Mitigation Plan and Municipal Vulnerability Plan

The Town of Topsfield, in continuing its proactive efforts to address climate threats, received a state Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Planning Grant to conduct a Community Resilience Building (CRB) Workshop. In the same general time frame, the Town also received a FEMA planning grant to prepare its first Hazard Mitigation Plan. The town bundled the […]

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Particulate Policy

Particulate Policy CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF June 2021 Particulate Policy An argument for a regulatory approach to transportation-related ultrafine particle exposure Particulate matter (PM) pollution is the most serious environmental health risk in the world, causing more deaths than poor diet or lack of exercise. Exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) has […]

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Carlisle Hazard Mitigation Plan and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan

The Town of Carlisle received a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant in 2020, which supported the town’s participation in a Community Resilience Building (CRB) Workshop held on March 27, 2021. Communities that complete the MVP project become certified as an MVP Community and are eligible for follow-up funding through MVP Action Grants to implement some […]

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Massachusetts Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group

Massachusetts Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group Final Policy Brief | May 2021 Developed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council On Behalf of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Download Policy Brief Massachusetts Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF As detailed in the Final […]

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Equitable Brownfields to Brightfields: Research Findings Memo

This memo summarizes research undertaken between 2020 and 2021 by Groundwork USA and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), with support from EPA’s Brownfields and Land Revitalization Program, to understand the landscape of and opportunities for equitable “Brownfields to Brightfields” (B2B) projects in the U.S. The concept of B2B has great potential to revitalize polluted […]

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Net Zero Building Ordinances

Net Zero Building Ordinances CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF Clean Energy Wayland’s Net Zero Building Policy During 2018 and 2019, MAPC provided technical assistance to the Town of Wayland on their municipal buildings policy to advance net zero in their municipal facilities. MAPC worked with municipal staff and the Town’s Energy and […]

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City of Quincy Small Business Plan

City of Quincy Small Business Plan CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF March 2020 Quincy Small Business Plan The Quincy Small Business Plan intends to provide a comprehensive understanding of the small business landscape and its strengths, gaps and opportunities in Quincy. The Plan includes recommendations of how the City of Quincy and […]

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Building a New Future Together

Building a New Future Together CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF Building a New Future Together How Municipal Governments Can Help Their Small Businesses to Reopen, Recover, and Thrive Download the Report Click Here May 2020 MAPC’s “Building a New Future Together,” released on May 12, 2020, contains recommendations for how municipalities can […]

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Newton Climate Vulnerability and Action Plan

MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning DECEMBER 2018 City of Newton Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan We can take steps to increase Newton’s resilience and limit future damages from climate change. Many of today’s investments and decisions in the City of Newton have long legacies that will influence future vulnerabilities. Of particular […]

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Topsfield Downtown Revitalization Plan

Topsfield Downtown Revitalization Plan CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF December 2019 Topsfield Downtown Revitalization Plan The Topsfield Downtown Revitalization Plan is a three- to five-year plan to revitalize downtown Topsfield into a welcoming downtown village where Topsfield residents and visitors of all ages can live, work, gather, and shop. Goals: Attract new […]

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