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North Shore Mobility Study

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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Information Sharing Toolkit

This Metro Mayors Coalition (MMC) initiative is the result of recommendations from the 2017 MMC Opioid Forum. Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Information Sharing Toolkit CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF A major challenge in providing care and ongoing support for people with opioid use disorders is effectively and legally sharing information. Individuals with […]

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Fixing Our Pipes Study

Fixing Our Pipes Study CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF Clean Energy Fixing Our Pipes Study & Online Resource Fixing Our Pipes: Coordinating Natural Gas Main Replacement between Local Governments & Gas Companies is a study that was carried out by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) in 2015. This work was funded […]

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Municipal Light Plants in Massachusetts

Municipal Light Plants in Massachusetts CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> PDF Clean Energy White Paper Municipal Light Plants in Massachusetts 41 municipal light plants, often referred to as municipal utilities or “munis,” serve all or part of 50 communities in Massachusetts. Unlike private investor-owned utilities (IOUs), munis are community-owned and exempt from many […]

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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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