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Annual Council Meeting

June 2, 2014 – 11:28 am |

MAPC’s Annual Council Meeting, held May 28, 2014, was an occasion for transitions, for well-deserved awards, and for engaging discussion about the agency’s plans for the next five years.
The first order of business was to …

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Investing in Healthy Neighborhoods: The Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund

December 2, 2013 – 5:24 pm |
Not only did this HIA make explicit connections between community development/TOD and health and help develop the health metrics of the HNEF, but it has also given the entire MAPC a greater awareness of how neighborhood health is affected by any plan or policy.

The way we design neighborhoods can help ­– or hurt – our health. The location of our homes and businesses, the quality of sidewalks and streets, community programs and public safety – all can influence …

Boston Green Map: Find Your Space!

July 11, 2013 – 3:48 pm |

This Sunday, July 14 we’re launching our Boston Green Map website & app at Circle the City on Avenue of the Arts. Will you join us??

Boston Green Map is a web application that allows users to locate …

Modern water systems: Not just a pipe dream for MA

March 22, 2013 – 3:56 pm |
Modern water systems: Not just a pipe dream for MA

Today is World Water Day, a day to appreciate the importance of freshwater, and focus our attention on sustainable ways for preserving this precious resource.
In MAPC’s little corner of the wider world of water, we …

Farm share: MAPC talks agriculture preservation with local growers

March 7, 2013 – 5:50 pm |
Farm share: MAPC talks agriculture preservation with local growers

 

We held our first agricultural forum in Sudbury last night and we absolutely filled the venue!  Nearly 100 people attended the forum and the word from attendees was that it was a great success.
Staff from …

Once is chance, twice is coincidence, third time is because it’s getting warmer.

November 6, 2012 – 3:30 pm |
Once is chance, twice is coincidence, third time is because it’s getting warmer.

The past two Halloweens have brought quite a trick to New England. Last year at this time, a Nor’Easter came around and left a path of damage from snow, flooding and power outages. This October, …

Get Pumped About Water: the Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill

March 22, 2012 – 3:24 pm |
Get Pumped About Water: the Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill

MAPC staff members periodically take a portion of a day to participate in a company-wide team-building exercise, with the purpose of learning something new about our region. The most recent outing took place last month …

MAPC Open House Recap

February 2, 2012 – 12:48 pm | 513 Comments
MAPC Open House Recap

Thank you to everyone who showed up on Tuesday night for MAPC’s 3rd annual Open House!
Visitors toured three floors of offices in MAPC’s  Downtown Crossing building and met many members of the MAPC staff. Along the way, they …