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Greening Our Grid Case Study

Greening Our Grid Case Study CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF Clean Energy Greening Our Grid Case Study & Fact Sheet Melrose recently finished its first year of implementation of its green municipal aggregation program. Residents saved a total of $200,000 compared to the utility supply rate, and the community’s impact could result in […]

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Stormwater Management

About Stormwater Stormwater is the natural result of rain storms and other wet weather events. Normally, it flows into the ground or to surface waters allowing for recharge and filtering. However, as more of the landscape is covered with impervious surfaces that prevent these processes, stormwater has become an issue that increasingly affects people’s lives […]

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Stormwater Financing/Utility Starter Kit

Stormwater Utility Funding MAPC and project partners developed a Stormwater Utility/Funding Starter Kit to help municipalities take control of local water quality issues via a long-term funding source for stormwater management, which is encouraged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Massachusetts municipalities are authorized under Massachusetts General Laws […]

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Landline Vision Plan

Landline Vision Plan CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning LANDLINE Connecting people and places with an active trail network in Metro Boston The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is proposing a 1,400-mile connected network of trails and greenways within the Boston region. Landline Maps and Trails 2018 […]

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Chelsea Local Energy Action Program

Project Background MAPC began working with the City of Chelsea in 2010 to help the City implement a Strategic Energy Plan as part of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)-funded efforts. MAPC worked with City departments to inventory and baseline building and vehicle energy use across the City, as well as document energy […]

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Clean Heating and Cooling

Clean Heating and Cooling CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning Clean Energy Clean Heating & Cooling PROJECT BACKGROUND Using technologies such as solar thermal and high efficiency air source and ground source heat pumps reduces the role of traditional heating fuels, often decreasing the amount of […]

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Braintree Ivory Street Corridor: A Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Opportunity

BACKGROUND The Town of Braintree partnered with MAPC, property owners, business owners, and residents to shape a vision for the 100 acres north and south of the MBTA’s Braintree Red Line Station.  As part of the community’s ongoing planning, Braintree recognizes that the Ivory Street Corridor area is transitioning from earlier development patterns and has […]

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Affirmative Marketing

Outdated: being updated The Fair Housing Toolkit brings together available resources to help elected leaders, municipal planning, housing and redevelopment officials, developers, citizen board members, and other volunteers understand how to affirmatively further fair housing.  Affirmative marketing tactics are most commonly relevant to affordable housing developers seeking to fill vacant units. The outreach resources provided […]

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Master Plans and Assessment of Fair Housing

Outdated: being updated The Fair Housing Toolkit brings together available resources to help appointed and elected leader and municipal planning housing and development officials, developers, citizen board members, and other volunteers understand how to affirmatively further fair housing.    This section describes the master plan, the Analysis of Impediments and the proposed Assessment of Fair Housing […]

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Massachusetts Food Access Index

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