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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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A man sits in shadow inside a white Good2Go electric car sharing vehicle.

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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RSS Planning 101 Posts

  • 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 […]
  • MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Equity of Wealth and Health September 2, 2021
    Health, equity, and prosperity: there are three strands of a single system, braided tightly together. Read this new original comic by Dorchester's Ludgy Jean-Baptiste to learn and share the basics. This comic was created as part of MetroCommon 2050 and is free for use by planners, policy-makers, and others to use as a tool to […]
  • MAPC Hosts 2021 Metro West Trail Summit August 17, 2021
    MAPC Hosts 2021 Metro West Trail Summit The cities and towns west of Boston boast many lovely paths and trails – but many don’t connect. If they did, cyclists and pedestrians could safely travel large distances for work, errands, or recreation. Since 2017, the MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC) cities and towns of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, […]
  • Youth, Law Enforcement Join for Annual Basketball Tournament August 17, 2021
    Annual event helps combat youth crime and prevent gang violence across Metro Boston
  • MAPC Releases Catalogue of Climate Resilient Land Use Strategies August 12, 2021
    Land use regulations can be a powerful tool to provide climate resilience.  From floodplain and wetlands restrictions, to tree protection and water conservation, to design standards and zoning, communities are using their regulatory authority to address the growing impacts of rainstorms, sea level rise, heat, and drought.  Regulatory language and policies specifically crafted to address […]