Greater Boston's long-range regional plan
Metropolitan Boston is home to a vibrant, diverse population of 3.4 million. We’re a hub of innovation and tradition, of learning and culture, of sports, of history, of medicine – and that just scratches the surface. We also face big challenges, including the cost of housing, racial inequity, and a changing climate. MetroCommon 2050 is a road map for meeting those challenges. And for launching the region into a more equitable and resilient future.
MetroCommon is a land-use and policy plan designed to be used. It looks at how issues affect residents and workers throughout our region of 101 cities and towns. It offers actionable policy recommendations and useful research and tools. And every aspect of the plan, from goals to analysis, has been vetted by people who live here, very much including people from historically marginalized communities.
MetroCommon was adopted by the Council in the fall of 2021. The plan lives on an interactive website: Welcome to MetroCommon 2050 - Metropolitan Area Planning Council (mapc.org)
The plan's chapters are also downloadable below.