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MAPC, CAFEH Release “Particulate Policy” Report on Air Quality Policy Solutions

June 21, 2021

MAPC, CAFEH Release “Particulate Policy” Report on Air Quality Policy Solutions For immediate release: Monday, June 21 BOSTON – Massachusetts policymakers have an opportunity to protect residents from harmful traffic-related air pollution, according to a new analysis released today by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and Community Assessment of […]

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Juneteenth 2021: MAPC Statement

June 18, 2021

Today, Friday, June 18, MAPC will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, which for the first time this year has been designated as an official state and national holiday. Commemorated each year on June 19, Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that the last enslaved Black Americans learned of their […]

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June 30 Meeting Will Focus on Recommendations to Improve Dedham-Boston Corridor

June 17, 2021

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 17 Dedham – The Town of Dedham and City of Boston will host a second community meeting on the VFW Parkway/Providence Highway Corridor Action Plan on Wednesday, June 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This collaborative action plan will assess transportation and safety needs for […]

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Boston Kicks Off New Electric Vehicle Car Share Program

June 14, 2021

Boston Kicks Off New Electric Vehicle Car Share Program Affordable EV car sharing program, ‘Good2Go,’ launches with four locations, reducing GHG emissions and opening up income-tiered program to community Good2Go provides a clean, lower emission personal transportation option for Roxbury area residents, with a focus on affordability for low-income members. […]

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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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  • The Energy it Takes to Keep Cool July 28, 2021
    The Energy it Takes to Keep Cool Written by Natalie Manitius and Kimberly Clark The increasing number of extreme heat days presents a challenge in the region to both decrease energy demand in order to prevent pressure on infrastructure and, at the same time, expand access to and the affordability of air conditioning to reduce […]
  • MAPC Releases Toolkit for Tackling Rising Temps with Art July 13, 2021
    MAPC Releases Toolkit for Tackling Rising Temps with Art As cities across the country experience more frequent and intense weather events due to climate change, the arts offer opportunities to support cities’ climate resilience efforts. Flooding, hurricanes, extreme heat: collaborations with artists and creatives can address these concerns and more.  How? Artists can impact the […]
  • MAPC Releases Original Short Film “At Home” July 12, 2021
    At Home, an original short film that reveals the human side of the region’s housing crisis, is now available for viewing and sharing. Clocking in at just over five minutes, At Home was created to help decision-makers and constituents feel some of the urgency of solving our housing problem, and to inform their decision-making. Mariona […]
  • “Particulate Policy” White Paper Focuses on Air Quality Policy Solutions June 21, 2021
    "Particulate Policy" White Paper Focuses on Air Quality Policy Solutions Even though we often can’t see it, air pollution – specifically particle pollution – is the most serious environmental health hazard in the world. In the Boston area, most of this pollution comes from the fossil-fuel burning vehicles that transport us across town and across […]
  • MAPC Releases “Get It Rolling” Workbook on Bus Improvements June 21, 2021
    Photo Credit: City of Boston MAPC Releases “Get It Rolling” Workbook on Bus Improvements In 2016, Everett piloted the first shared bus/bike lane in the Greater Boston region since the Silver Line in Boston. Everett’s transformative bus lane led to a domino effect in Greater Boston, with numerous other municipalities piloting and laying down permanent […]