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Saugus Natural Hazards and Climate Preparedness Virtual Feedback Session

Town of Saugus Natural Hazards and Climate Preparedness Virtual Feedback Session Welcome to the Town of Saugus’ virtual feedback session. The Town of Saugus has been working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to complete a joint Hazard Mitigation Plan and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (HMP-MVP) Plan. The Hazard Mitigation Plan prepares for all natural […]

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Needham Natural Hazards and Climate Preparedness Feeback

Town of Needham Natural Hazards and Climate Preparedness Virtual Feedback Session Welcome to the Town of Needham’s virtual feedback session. The Town of Needham has been working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to complete two separate but related plans. The Hazard Mitigation Plan prepares for all natural (weather related) hazards. The Municipal Vulnerability […]

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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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Small Steps to Climate Resilience

Small Steps to Climate Resilience CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Environment Small Steps on Climate Change in Metro Boston Small Steps on Climate Change began as a dance and embodied movement performance intended to inspire Metro Boston to view climate change as an opportunity to create stronger, collaborative, healthier, and more vibrant communities […]

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Climate Perspectives

Climate Perspectives Summary of Findings from Focus Groups with Workers in Construction, Farming, Home Health Care, and Fishing Climate change is already visible across the Metro Boston region, forcing individuals and communities to cope with increasingly severe weather, unpredictable harvests and workplace conditions, and greater risks from vector-borne and heat-related illnesses. The Climate Perspectives project […]

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Medford Parks and Open Space for Climate Resilience

MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning MAY 2019 Medford Parks and Open Space for Climate Resilience The project was conducted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) with funding from the City of Medford and Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Action Grant as part of its 2019 Open […]

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Health Lens Analysis of Urban Agriculture Policy in Cambridge

MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning FEBRUARY 2019 Health Lens Analysis of Urban Agriculture Policy Cambridge, MA Urban agriculture has increasingly been recognized for its potential to improve public health in variety of ways –in addition to increasing cultivation of healthy foods, it can strengthen the social fabric of a community,encourage physical activity and […]

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Wrentham Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Report

MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning MAY 2018 Wrentham Community Resilience Building: Summary of Findings Wrentham received a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to participate in the Commonwealth’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program. The program provides support for municipalities to plan and implement key climate resilience actions using […]

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Chelsea Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Report

MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning MAY 2018 City of Chelsea Community Resilience Building: Summary of Findings The City of Chelsea received a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to participate in the Commonwealth’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program. The program provides support for municipalities to plan and implement […]

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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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