Help Plan Greater Boston’s Future

Two community listening sessions planned for Framingham, Boston to envision region's future

BOSTON--Do you have ideas about what your hometown should look like in 30 years? We want to hear from you!

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston is leading a fun and interactive planning process to help the residents of Greater Boston envision what our region should be like long term, including our housing, climate, jobs, equity and more. These issues are bigger than any one neighborhood, city or town, and that’s why the input of every community and person is so important in crafting our next regional plan, “MetroCommon 2050.”

Two public listening sessions are planned for the next month, one in Framingham and one in Boston. Both are convenient to public transit and have parking, and will feature a drop-in, open house format spanning daytime and evening hours to accommodate all schedules. Both are family-friendly, free, and open to all. There will be no lectures or presentations, just an expo-style listening session with displays and activities about the region. Attendees can spend as little or as much time as they like. Refreshments will be served. Stakeholders from any local city or town are encouraged to attend the session most convenient to them.


Thursday, Feb. 28
Nevins Hall, 150 Concord Street
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Wednesday, March 6
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Dudley Square
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MAPC is the regional planning agency serving 101 cities and towns in Metro Boston, including the city of Boston and 100 of its surrounding urban and suburban communities. MAPC develops a collaborative long-term regional plan every 10 to 20 years.  Learn more about Metro Common and other ways to stay engaged at!