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August 2, 2017

Amanda Linehan, Communications Manager Metropolitan Area Planning Council 617-933-0705 CALENDAR LISTING / MEDIA ADVISORY SHERBORN’S HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN TO BE DISCUSSED AT AUGUST 15 PUBLIC MEETING Who: Sherborn residents, business owners, representatives of non-profit organizations and institutions, and others who are interested in preventing and reducing damage from natural […]

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July 31, 2017

Amanda Linehan Communications Manager 617-933-0705 For Immediate Release: Monday, July 31, 2017 YOUTH, LAW ENFORCEMENT JOIN FOR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Mayors Coalition hosts annual event to combat youth crime and prevent gang violence in Metro Boston SOMERVILLE – Law enforcement officials, youth services workers and local teens will join together […]

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Arlington Cultural Planning

June 1, 2017

Background MAPC is working with the Town of Arlington’s Department of Planning and Community Development, the Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture (ACAC), and others to launch a town-wide cultural planning process in September 2016. The project deliverable is an arts and culture action plan that aims to strengthen and […]

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RSS Planning 101 Posts

  • 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 […]