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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.

Red Line pulls into Kendall Square

MAPC Releases Transportation Finance Recommendations

October 7, 2019

Photo by Rob Sheppard Transportation, the backbone of a thriving economy, is crucial to every aspect of life in Massachusetts, […]

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National Energy Efficiency Day 2019: MAPC’s Initiatives

October 2, 2019

October 2 is National Energy Efficiency Day, and MAPC is joining with other regional and national organizations to highlight the […]

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A bioswale in the median of a road is full of plants to absorb rainwater.

A Vision for Green Infrastructure in the Region

September 26, 2019

Bioswale | Photo via Aaron Volkening, Flickr Stormwater runoff is one the major contributors of pollution in our waterways on […]

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Solar canopy over the Wayland Middle School parking lot.

Clean Tech and Climate Resilience Converge in Wayland

September 24, 2019

Wayland’s newest resilience technology may not look flashy – just a series of boxes on the wall at the middle […]

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Successful Plan Implementation: Local Champions Describe How MAPC Can Help

September 20, 2019

“It’s the rare municipality that has a large enough planning staff to deal with all of its issues on its […]

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Building Codes for Climate Part II: Finalizing Your Voting Roster For The IECC

September 19, 2019

You heard from us earlier this spring about the impact and importance of municipal involvement in the international building code […]

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