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Arlington forum to discuss aligning housing and climate policy

Arlington is offering local residents and businesses an opportunity to learn more about the connections between meeting climate and housing goals at the local and state levels.

On Thursday, May 5, the town’s Department of Planning and Community Development is presenting a virtual panel discussion featuring town officials and specialists in the field of sustainable development.

The panelists will discuss how communities can expand housing opportunities while also enhancing environmental quality, transportation, and public health.

“Housing policy intersects with environmental justice, equity, and affordability,” said Jennifer Raitt, Arlington’s director of planning and community development. “This panel session will provide an opportunity to learn more about how aligned housing and climate policy can improve outcomes and increase benefits for all.”


The Zoom forum, free and open to all, is one of a number of events Arlington is holding through May 10 in celebration of EcoWeek.

For more information on all those activities, go to

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