New Website: Resilient Mystic Collaborative
What: Nineteen Greater Boston municipalities - including Arlington - are working together as the Resilient Mystic Collaborative (RMC) to protect their residents and environment from a slower-moving but no less deadly crisis: climate change. Their ambitions and first eighteen months of progress can be found at their newly-launched website at
Why: Massachusetts lacks the formal regional government structures needed to plan, finance, and implement regional climate resilience measures.
The Resilient Mystic Collaborative came out of a sense of urgency and commitment among senior municipal staff to work across political boundaries to address challenges that were beyond their control.