Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning
Jobs. Tax revenue. Businesses.
Local products and services.
The benefits of economic growth are many, and Metropolitan Boston needs them.
The challenge is to stimulate and manage economic growth to promote not only prosperity, but also livability: equity, health, sustainability, safety, and a municipality’s unique sense of place and community.
Then, it’s not just economic growth: it’s economic development.
Grant Opportunity for State and Municipal Agencies, RTAs, and HHST Providers
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council, in partnership with MassDevelopment, is providing emergency funding for state and municipal agencies that coordinate transportation services, regional transit authorities (RTAs), and Health and Human Services Transportation (HHST) providers across the Commonwealth to meet the transportation and delivery needs of vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 emergency.
Funds must be used to partner with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses and will be dispersed on a rolling basis.
MAPC has experience in providing assessment and planning for active town centers, engaging the community, identifying local retail opportunities, and more.
MAPC offers development services rooted in unmatched knowledge of the history, culture, and challenges of each of its 101 cities and towns, identifying each community’s unique strengths, challenges, and concerns. We take a smart-growth based, multidisciplinary approach to help shape policies and plans that promote livable change.
- Market Analysis (Commercial, Office, and Residential)
- Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy/Planning
- Transportation Oriented Developed (TOD) Planning
- Corridor Planning
- Zoning to Encourage Economic Development (Mixed Use, TOD, 40R, etc.)
- Priority Development Site Identification
- Master Planning
Check out some recent examples below! Interested in working with us? Contact Betsy Cowan at email@example.com.
Work with us
Work with us to find out how we can help strengthen your local economy. Consonant with our public purpose, our service are priced reasonably — some are free of charge.
Click here to learn about submitting a proposal for professional planning services.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
MAPC’s 2015 to 2020 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) outlines goals for the region, identifies barriers to economic development, calls out the needs for transportation systems that are adequately financed, and seeks to build on existing strengths in looking toward the future. It incorporates and elaborates on themes of MetroFuture, our regional plan. Read it here.
Please contact Chief of Economic Development Betsy Cowan with any questions.