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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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  • 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 […]