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Five Finalists in Running to Fashion “Signature” Lynn Art Piece

June 8, 2021

Five Finalists in Running to Fashion ‘Signature’ Lynn Art Piece LYNN – Lynn’s Mt. Vernon Street Plaza will gain a signature piece of art this fall: but first, the City is asking those who live and work in Lynn to weigh in on five concepts for the site. Today, the […]

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‘Good2Go’ Launches Income-Based Electric Vehicle (EV) Sharing Program in Roxbury

June 1, 2021

Nuestra Communidad, E4TheFuture, MAPC, City of Boston, partners launch equity-focused electric car sharing program with sliding-scale pricing WHAT: Bartlett Station, Roxbury Community College, and two city parking lots in Jamaica Plain and Nubian Square will host the first Good2Go locations. More information at https://evgood2go.org/. E4TheFuture and the Massachusetts Clean Energy […]

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New Lawrence Mural Draws Vaccine Clinic Thursday

June 1, 2021

New Lawrence Mural Draws Vaccine Clinic Thursday The mobile vaccine clinic, run by the City of Lawrence, will set up by the in-progress artwork near the Buckley Transportation Center on Thursday, as Elevated Thought Production Director Alex J. Brien puts the finishing touches on “Manga Arriba”/”Sleeves Up,” a mural encouraging […]

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Public Health and Equity Impact of Climate Change Highlighted as Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week

May 25, 2021

Public Health and Equity Impact of Climate Change Highlighted as Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Museum of Science & Mystic River Watershed Council initiative will inform Greater Boston communities about extreme heat risks and solutions BOSTON – With memories of last summer’s record temperatures […]

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Trees and flowers at PORT Park in Chelsea

MAPC Awards $400k in Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants

May 3, 2021

MAPC Awards $400k in ‘Accelerating Climate Resiliency’ Grants to 12 Boston-Area Projects Arlington, Beverly, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Marlborough, Medford, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Stoughton, Stow, Winthrop, and 13-community group north of Boston all awarded grants from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) For Immediate Release: Monday, May […]

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  • Getting to Yes: Zoning Under Housing Choice [Video] June 8, 2021
    Recently-passed Housing Choice legislation made it easier to pass multifamily zoning in Massachusetts--but how can municipalities build support for housing initiatives? The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the Citizen's Housing & Planning Association (CHAPA), and Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) hosted this informational session and Q&A on Friday, June 4. Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community […]
  • Solar Energy and Equitable Development: Turning Brownfields to Brightfields May 27, 2021
    Guest post by Adi Nochur, Deputy Director of Capacity Building, Groundwork USA With support from EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, Groundwork USA and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) are collaborating to explore Brownfields to Brightfields (B2B) as a strategy to revitalize polluted land, to promote solar energy, and to advance equitable community […]
  • Video: Climate Resiliency and Racial Justice May 26, 2021
    On Tuesday, May 25, MAPC held the second event in our Accelerating Climate Resiliency Speaker Series. Every other month, we'll bring experts and practitioners from across the country who can speak to the ways that they are perceiving and advancing resilience. In "Climate Resiliency and Racial Justice," Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and […]
  • Video: From Snow Days to Heat Waves May 25, 2021
    Take the Survey! How do you experience heat? How do you cool down? We're working with the Metro Mayors Coalition to create a plan to address heat-related health concerns and reduce heat islands in Metro Boston. We need to hear from you! Take the Survey Summer temperatures in the Northeast are increasing, along with extreme […]
  • Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week May 25, 2021
    With memories of last summer’s record temperatures still fresh and Summer 2021 off to a hot start with temperatures already hitting 90 degrees over the weekend, a coalition of Greater Boston non-profit organizations and institutions are collaborating on a week of talks and activities designed to help communities and individuals understand the risks of and […]