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Designing Parks and Playgrounds as Green Infrastructure for Stormwater and Climate Resilience

MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning JUNE 2018 Designing Parks and Playgrounds as Green Infrastructure for Stormwater and Climate Resilience The project was conducted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) with funding from the City of Chelsea as part of its Open Space and Recreation Plan update for 2018. Chelsea has completed important […]

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Metro Boston Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Report

June 2014 Prepared by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council with assistance from the Tellus Institute Given the magnitude of climate change impacts on the natural environment, development and infrastructure, economy, and public health in the region; it is imperative that climate change adaptation is adequately addressed at the Regional Level. The primary goal of this […]

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Town of Duxbury Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan

April 2018 Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan Prepared for the Town of Duxbury by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council Climate change is the most compelling environmental, economic, and social issue of our time. Duxbury contains a rich fabric of cultural and natural assets the community through time has had the foresight to protect. Duxbury […]

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Building a Resilient Scituate: Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan

March 2018 Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan Prepared for the Town of Scituate by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council Climate change is the most compelling environmental, economic, and social issue of our time. Scituate, known for its numerous barrier beaches, prominent bedrock headlands, and rich cultural history, is one of the most vulnerable regions […]

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Town of Brookline Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan

December 2017 Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan Prepared for the Town of Brookline by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council The devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria highlight the imperative to plan now for future storms. As detailed in the Climate Change Background section of this report, we are already experiencing warmer temperatures, […]

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Town of Braintree Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan

December 2017 Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan Prepared for the Town of Braintree by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council The devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria highlight the imperative to plan now for future storms. As detailed in the Climate Change Background section of this report, we are already experiencing warmer temperatures, […]

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Lower Mystic Regional Working Group Report

LOWER MYSTIC REGIONAL WORKING GROUP Planning for Improved Transportation and Mobility in the Sullivan Square Area aCKNOWLEDGEMENTs Working Group Members Expand City of Boston City of Everett City of Somerville MassDOT Metropolitan Area Planning Council Working Group Participants Expand Attorney General’s Office MA Gaming Commission Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development MassPort Office of […]

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North Reading Public Transit Shuttle Study

North Reading Public Transit Shuttle Study Photo by Paul Morris, Flickr August 2019 The North Reading Satellite Shuttle Study evaluated several options for creating a shuttle linking North Reading to commuter rail stations in adjacent municipalities including Wilmington, Woburn, and Reading. The study evaluated routing and operational options and costs, as well as costs to […]

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Rockport Station Area Transit-Oriented Village Plan

The Town of Rockport has been proactive in planning for its future.  This small, North Shore town (population 7,700) is known for its picturesque downtown, beaches, and well-developed artist colony.  At the same time, it faces various challenges due to demographic and cultural shifts. Rather than prepare a new comprehensive master plan as is periodically […]

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Summary: Ride-Hailing Partnerships Forum

On September 12, 2018, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) hosted a forum to discuss various transportation partnerships formed by public and private agencies and ride-hailing companies. Over 80 people attended to hear from five speakers about their partnerships and the impacts of ride-hailing.

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