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Presentation at the Sustainable Communities Consortium April 12 Kickoff Event

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Mbsc final presentation_4-12-11

  1. 1. Inaugural Consortium Meeting<br />Metro Boston Consortium for Sustainable Communities • April 12, 2011<br />
  2. 2. MetroFuture Planning Process<br />A vision for the region we want, building on the region’s strengths and investing in our residents<br />65 goals, supported by hundreds of objectives, for Greater Boston in the year 2030<br />13 implementation strategies, with hundreds of specific recommendations, designed to help the region achieve its goals<br />A constituency of 5,000 “plan builders” who will work to accomplish the MetroFuture goals<br />
  3. 3. The MetroFuture Vision<br />
  4. 4. From Plan to Action<br />
  5. 5. Sustainable Communities<br />On October 15, 2010, the Obama Administration awarded the Metro Boston Consortium for Sustainable Communities a $4 million Regional Planning Grant to help implement MetroFuture.<br />
  6. 6. Six Areas of Activity<br />
  7. 7. Address Gaps in the Plan<br />Complete the MetroFuture framework with:<br />Regional Housing Plan<br />Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing<br />Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy<br />“Most Wanted” Datasets<br />
  8. 8. Place-Based Planning<br />Advance the regional plan locally through:<br /><ul><li>Municipal land use planning
  9. 9. Compact growth planning & zoning
  10. 10. CDC planning & pre-development
  11. 11. Regional TOD funding
  12. 12. Anti-displacement strategies
  13. 13. Housing Production Plans
  14. 14. Office & industrial park retrofits
  15. 15. Urban open space planning
  16. 16. Local pedestrian & bike planning
  17. 17. Agricultural preservation programs
  18. 18. Wastewater treatment planning
  19. 19. Entrepreneur assistance</li></li></ul><li>New Tools and Models<br />Expand the impact of the Sustainable Communities Grant by:<br />Learning lessons through place-based activities<br />Developing and disseminating best practices, proven protocols, tools<br />Creating learning opportunities<br />
  20. 20. Policy Recommendations<br />Break down barriers to smart growth with:<br />New state laws and programs<br />Adjusted state spending priorities<br />Local by-laws and regulations<br />Trying out approaches that have worked in other states and throughout the world<br />
  21. 21. Dialogue &Capacity Building<br />Expand the ranks of MetroFuture-minded leaders by:<br />Increasing dialogue throughout the region<br />Identifying and supporting local leaders<br />Training in best practices<br />
  22. 22. Regional Indicators<br />Track the region’s progress and adjust strategies with:<br />Data development and analysis<br />Open access to findings<br />Dialogue on importance and relation of findings to goals<br />
  23. 23. Budget by Activity<br />$4 million Sustainable Communities Grant Allocation<br />
  24. 24. Request for Project Ideas<br />Projects that could be supported by Metro Boston Regional Planning Grant as described<br />Help Steering Committee to: <br />Better understand need<br />Refine criteria for future project selection<br />Option available to Consortium Members<br />Due by May 13<br />
  25. 25. Clarifying questions about the draft Work Plan and budget?<br />Questions?<br />
  26. 26. The Consortium<br />Eligible Members:<br />Municipalities & municipal organizations in Metro Boston <br />Non-profit organizations & funding organizations<br />Trade associations & labor unions<br />State government agencies<br />
  27. 27. Consortium Governance<br />Metro Boston Consortium For Sustainable Communities<br />Organizational Chart<br />Consortium Steering Committee<br />(27 Members)<br />Available Seats<br />Filled Seats<br />MAPCStaff Support<br />Appointed by MAPC Exec. Committee<br />Municipal (7)<br />Gubernatorial (2)<br />Appointed <br />by Cabinet Secretaries (3)<br />Appointed by MSGA/Action<br />Boards <br />Elected At-Large*<br />General (2) <br />Equity Focus (1)<br />Elected by Caucus<br />(9)<br />Municipalities<br />Action! For Regional Equity<br />Commonwealth of Massachusetts<br />Exec. Office of Housing & Economic Development<br />Department of Transportation<br />Exec. Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs<br />MAPC <br />Gubernatorial Appointees<br />City of Boston<br />MA Smart Growth Alliance<br />Caucuses <br />Affordable Housing <br />Healthy Communities<br />Healthy Environment<br />Regional Prosperity<br />Transportation Choices<br />Funders<br />(2) <br />Researchers <br /> & Academics<br />Fair <br />Housing<br />Regional Urban Centers<br />(2) <br />Maturing Suburbs (1-2) <br />Developing Suburbs <br />(1-2)<br />Inner Core<br />(2)<br />Nonprofit Organizations, Community Development Corporations, Public Housing Authorities, Business Associations, Foundations, Universities, and Research Institutions<br />*Any municipal or caucus member that does not already have a seat on the Steering Committee may run for an at-large seat. All consortium members may vote for the three at-large seats. <br />
  28. 28. Steering Committee<br />Available Seats to be Elected Today<br />Three-part election of:<br />Caucuses:<br />Healthy Communities<br />Affordable Housing<br />Fair Housing<br />Healthy Environment<br />Regional Prosperity<br />Transportation Choices<br />Foundations (2 seats)<br />Researchers & Academics<br />At-Large: Equity-focused Organization<br />At-Large: General(2 seats)<br />An entity may be eligible to run in more than one election, but…<br />…no entity may hold more than one seat<br />
  29. 29. Senior Advisor<br />Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities<br />U.S. Department of Housing <br />and Urban Development<br />Dwayne S. Marsh<br />
  30. 30. Chief of Staff<br />Smart Growth America<br />Ilana Preuss<br />
  31. 31. Secretary<br />Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development<br />Commonwealth of Massachusetts<br />Gregory Bialecki<br />
  32. 32. In a moment, either go to the…<br />Huntington III Room, for a discussion among municipal governments<br />A caucus discussion area, for the topic you think best fits your organization’s mission<br />An organization that is eligible to vote must do so in the caucus it has formally selected<br />Additional representatives of a member organization may participate in any discussion<br />Break into Small Groups<br />
  33. 33. Small Group Locations<br />Regional<br />Prosperity <br />Municipal Governments<br />Affordable Housing<br />Healthy Environment<br />Transportation Choices<br />Healthy Communities<br />Academics<br />Foundations<br />Fair Housing<br />
  34. 34. What activities need to occur for your goals to be advanced in the next three years? <br />How would these activities fit into the Metro Boston Sustainable Communities program? <br />How could you advance this work together?<br />Questions for Discussion<br />
  35. 35. Small Group Locations<br />Regional<br />Prosperity <br />Municipal Governments<br />Affordable Housing<br />Healthy Environment<br />Transportation Choices<br />Healthy Communities<br />Academics<br />Foundations<br />Fair Housing<br />
  36. 36. What activities need to occur for your goals to be advanced in the next three years? <br />How would these activities fit into the Metro Boston Sustainable Communities program? <br />How could you advance this work together?<br />Questions for Discussion<br />
  37. 37. Caucus Representativesto the Steering Committee<br />Affordable Housing: <br />Fair Housing: <br />Foundations: <br />Healthy Communities: <br />Healthy Environment: <br />Regional Prosperity: <br />Researchers & Academics: <br />Transportation Choices: <br />
  38. 38. At-Large Election Equity-focused Organization<br />Use your BLUE ballot to vote for ONE of:<br /><ul><li> Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
  39. 39. Alternatives for Community and Environment
  40. 40. Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp.
  41. 41. _____________________________________
  42. 42. _____________________________________</li></ul>Organizations qualify for this designation if they list as a part of their mission reducing inequities among populations in the region, and building power in minority groups and low-income communities.<br />
  43. 43. What are some highlights from your discussion?<br />
  44. 44. At-Large Election Equity-focused Organization<br />The At-Large: Equity-focused representative is:<br /><ul><li> Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
  45. 45. Alternatives for Community and Environment
  46. 46. Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp.
  47. 47. _____________________________________
  48. 48. _____________________________________</li></li></ul><li>At-Large Election General (two seats available)<br />Use your PINKballot to vote for TWO of:<br /><ul><li> Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp.
  49. 49. Livable Streets Alliance
  50. 50. Metro Boston Housing Partnership
  51. 51. Town of Natick
  52. 52. North Shore Elder Services
  53. 53. Town of Scituate
  54. 54. Town of Sharon
  55. 55. _____________________________________
  56. 56. _____________________________________</li></li></ul><li>What are some highlights from your discussion?<br />
  57. 57. At-Large Election General (two seats available)<br />The At-Large: General representatives are:<br /><ul><li> Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp.
  58. 58. Livable Streets Alliance
  59. 59. Metro Boston Housing Partnership
  60. 60. Town of Natick
  61. 61. North Shore Elder Services
  62. 62. Town of Scituate
  63. 63. Town of Sharon
  64. 64. _____________________________________
  65. 65. _____________________________________</li></li></ul><li>Steering Committee Metro Boston Sustainable Communities<br />Previously Seated:<br />Action for Regional Equity<br />Shirronda Almeida<br />City of Boston<br />Department of Transportation <br />Richard Dimino<br />Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs<br />Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development<br />Town of Framingham<br />MA Smart Growth Alliance<br />Town of Littleton<br />Town of Millis<br />City of Newton<br />City of Salem<br />City of Somerville<br />Town of Westwood<br />Selected Today:<br />First permanent Steering Committee meeting: <br /> Tuesday April 26 from 9:30am to 11:30am at MAPC in Boston<br />
  66. 66. Thank you for participating! <br />

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