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Planning101

Talking Smart Growth for 101 Communities in Greater Boston

Planning101 is a space for MAPC staff to share their wealth of knowledge on topics related to smart growth and regional collaboration. This blog covers a diverse range of issues that include transportation, clean energy, land use, environment, public health, local government, equity, the innovative usage of public data, and the process of creating digital tools.

MAPC holds first MetroCommon 2050 Listening Session in Salem

January 17, 2019

MAPC kicks off 2019 with a MetroCommon 2050 Community Listening Session in Salem on January 8th. Hosted at Salem’s Old […]

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An unlit light bulb rests on a chalkboard. Around the bulb is drawn a thought bubble.

Massachusetts’ New 3-Year Energy Efficiency Plan and What it Means for your Municipality

December 31, 2018

For the last eight years, Massachusetts has ranked as the national leader in energy efficiency – but there is still […]

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Four MAPC staff members pose with the APA Award for Outstanding Planning Project for MassBuilds

MAPC Wins Planning Awards

December 21, 2018

Last week, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-MA) presented MAPC with two awards: the Social Advocacy Award […]

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Image shows computer displaying Roadworks street opening coordination

Roadworks: A Streamlined Digital Platform to Manage Street Openings

December 17, 2018

Massachusetts has some of the oldest natural gas main infrastructure in the nation, with pipes averaging 60 years old. To […]

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Are You Proud of Your Bylaws and Policies?

November 29, 2018

We Want to Hear From You! The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is developing a resource for municipalities looking to adapt […]

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Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Lewenberg writes "Albion Arts Launch" in chalk on the sidewalk

A Reflection from MAPC’s First Artist-in-Residence

November 26, 2018

In 2017, MAPC hired Carolyn Lewenberg as our first artist-in-residence. The goal of the MAPC Artist-in-Residence Program is to bring […]

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