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December 21, 2023
MVP planning grant program launches version 2.0

A new version of the state’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program is now available to towns statewide.


Posted in Newsletter, Climate
December 21, 2023
Assessing the economic impact of Cape Cod’s ponds

We know that Cape Cod’s 890 ponds and lakes add to the region’s natural beauty, but how much do they impact our region’s economy?

December 21, 2023
A zero-emission future for Cape Cod’s public transit system

The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is embarking upon an effort to electrify its fleet. A comprehensive study conducted by Hatch Associates Consultants maps out a 12-year electrification plan that could significantly reduce the fleet's greenhouse gas emissions.

November 20, 2023
Regional Housing Strategy nearing completion 

The Cape Cod Commission is nearing the end of a yearlong process to create the Regional Housing Strategy, a plan that aims to identify policies, strategies, and appropriate areas for housing development and redevelopment to address our housing supply, affordability, and availability challenges while protecting our sensitive resources.

Posted in Newsletter, Housing
November 20, 2023
The Freshwater Initiative: A Limnologist’s Perspective

To understand the dynamics at work affecting water quality in ponds, Commission staff sought a specialist familiar with the biogeochemical interactions in freshwater bodies, the monitoring metrics needed to track these interactions, and potential strategies to address water quality problems. A limnologist helps us ask the right questions, delve deeply into the potential sources of the issues, and consider solutions to water quality decline.

November 20, 2023
Municipal digital equity planning underway

The Town of Bourne is working to become a more digitally inclusive community. Interested citizens gathered in person and virtually on November 13th for a digital equity workshop in Bourne, a component of the town’s process to develop a digital equity plan.

Posted in Newsletter, Broadband
November 20, 2023
Cape Cod Regional Pond Monitoring inaugural season complete

The first season of the Cape Cod Regional Pond Monitoring Program has come to a close, with final samples collected from the region’s ponds in early November.

November 16, 2023
Improving traffic flow and parking in downtown Chatham

With technical assistance from the Cape Cod Commission, the Town of Chatham is exploring ways to improve traffic circulation and parking in its busy downtown.

October 30, 2023
October 2023: From the Executive Director

After nearly a year of research, data collection, collaboration and engagement, the Cape Cod Regional Housing Strategy is nearing completion.

October 27, 2023
Cape Cod Communities receive $12 million in state grants

Cape Cod communities are receiving significant funding to support housing, wastewater, and economic development projects through the Commonwealth's OneStop for Growth grant program.

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