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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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Statewide LED Streetlight Program Cuts Annual Municipal GHG Emissions by Over 10,000 Metric Tons

April 22, 2021

Statewide LED Streetlight Program Cuts Annual Municipal GHG Emissions by Over 10,000 Metric Tons 77 Municipalities Awarded $5.5 Million to Convert to LEDs Lynn, MA – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today joined state and local officials to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) […]

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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 […]