American Rescue Plan Act Investment Priorities
Climate change in Greater Boston will have profound effects. See how artist Ben Batchelder envisions the risks in his series of three original illustrations. These illustrations, created as part of MetroCommon 2050, are free to use.
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Land use regulations can be a powerful tool to provide climate resilience. In MAPC's Climate Resilient Land Use Strategies toolkit, we highlight regulatory language and policy examples from MAPC's 101 communities and beyond.
MAPC Releases “Get It Rolling” Workbook on Bus Improvements
Get it Rolling lays out steps to help municipal staff, community leaders, and advocates launch successful bus improvements in high ridership, high delay corridors.
MAPC is committed to helping local officials and other allies and stakeholders address their needs, and we are encouraging a statewide, coordinated response to this virus. MAPC stands ready to assist your community and the …
Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of the month from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Until further notice, the Officers meetings will be conducted remotely via Zoom video conference consistent with Governor Baker’s[...] » More
Meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Until further notice, the Executive Committee meetings will be conducted remotely via Zoom video conference consistent with Governor[...] » More
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.