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MAPC Launches New How-To Guide to Help Cities and Towns Achieve Climate Goals

November 18, 2021

MAPC Launches New How-To Guide to Help Cities and Towns Achieve Climate Goals Net Zero Playbook’ gives municipalities tools, training and inspiration to jumpstart local efforts at reducing carbon emissions from building & mobility sectors, strengthening climate-smart zoning, & increasing renewable energy BOSTON – Culminating two years of research and […]

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MAPC Releases Statement on Municipal Public Health in ARPA Spending Bills

November 13, 2021

MAPC Releases Statement on Municipal Public Health in ARPA Spending Bills BOSTON-The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement on the Legislature’s pending ARPA bills related to municipal public health funding and policy reform. “MAPC urges the Legislature to adopt reforms that will guarantee common public health […]

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Statement: House’s ARPA spending bill will make important investments

October 26, 2021

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council today released the following statement on the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ bill outlining American Rescue Plan Act spending: “The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is pleased to see the House release H.4219, An Act relative to immediate COVID-19 recovery needs. The provisions laid out in this […]

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Maynard Moves Housing Production Plan to Join Select Board/Planning Meeting for Adoption

September 16, 2021

Maynard Moves Housing Production Plan to Joint Select Board/ Planning Meeting For Adoption The meeting will also feature a presentation by MAPC Regional Housing & Land Use Planner, Alex Koppelman. The HPP identifies housing needs and establishes goals for future housing development. Housing plans require renewal every five years. Maynard’s […]

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Statement from Local Officials: How We’re Addressing the COVID-19 Surge

August 20, 2021

Statement from Local Officials: How We’re Addressing the COVID-19 Surge Seventeen Greater Boston mayors and managers released the following statement today on their responses to the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19: “For the past several weeks, COVID-19 case numbers have climbed steadily across the nation due to the […]

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  • Turn Local Commitments into Local Action: How to Use MAPC’s New Municipal Net Zero Playbook November 18, 2021
    Turn Local Commitments into Local Action How to Use MAPC’s New Municipal Net Zero Playbook  For over a decade, MAPC has worked with cities and towns on clean energy and climate. During this time, our agency has compiled many best practices and resources for how municipalities can advance action toward becoming net zero as a […]
  • Action Alert: Support Local and Regional Public Health in the ARPA Spending Bill November 15, 2021
    This fall, the Massachusetts House and Senate have been hard at work designing an American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) spending bill that will advance the Commonwealth’s pandemic recovery. Both the House and Senate versions of the bill contain critical provisions that will improve the resilience of our local and regional public health infrastructure with significant […]
  • MAPC Releases Statement on Municipal Public Health in ARPA Spending Bills November 13, 2021
    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement on the Legislature’s pending ARPA bills related to municipal public health funding and policy reform.
  • MetroCommon 2050 Illustrations: Climate Mitigation and Resiliency November 1, 2021
    Climate change in Greater Boston will have profound effects: more -- and more extreme -- heat waves, storms, flooding, and sea-level rise. There’s a lot we must do to prepare! See how artist Ben Batchelder envisions the risks in his series of three new original illustrations. These illustrations were created as part of MetroCommon 2050. They […]
  • The Fallacy and Futility of Fixity September 3, 2021
    Clouds rolling into Ptown on July 2. The Fallacy and Futility of Fixity Reflection by Dan Koff, Regional Arts and Culture Planner It was June 30, 2021, and the show had already started as we slid into our third-row seats at Provincetown’s Crown and Anchor. Local legend Dina Martina was singing “It’s Raining Them,” a […]