Good decisions stem from accurate data and rigorous, usable analysis.
MAPC seeks to inform participants, challenge assumptions, and illuminate the trade-offs inherent in almost every public policy choice. This section is our library of data, analyses, and tools.
RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
MAPC works to improve Metro Boston’s livability.
...its prosperity, safety, health, climate resilience, equity, natural resources, governance, and neighborhoods. A key way we do that providing technical assistance to our municipalities. Learn here about the wide range of services we provide.
LEARN ABOUT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
MAPC’s practice area, the natural and built environment, couldn’t be more tangible.
The work itself is abstract, however: we listen; and we gather, develop, and spread ideas. Learn here about some of the main ways we group our ideas and the people we work with.
METROFUTURE: OUR REGIONAL PLAN
EQUITY AT MAPC
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency that serves the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metro Boston.
Established in 1963, MAPC is a public agency created under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40B Section 24. It is governed by representatives from each city and town in our region, as well as gubernatorial appointees and designees of major public agencies. We have nearly 100 staff members working across the planning disciplines to promote smart growth and regionalization. Learn here about our governing bodies, staff, employment opportunities, finances, internal plans, and opportunities for funding.