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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.

Local Officials: Pledge to Take Action on Systemic Racism

August 4, 2020

Pledge to Take Action on Systemic Racism Our nation’s long-simmering tensions over systemic racism and police violence have resulted in […]

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August Data Viz: Paycheck Protection Program

August 3, 2020

Every month, MAPC’s Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: […]

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MAPC Executive Director Issues Statement on Repeal of AFFH Regulations

July 29, 2020

“President Trump’s repeal of regulations that encourage local government to affirmatively further the goal of fair housing, accompanied by a […]

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Arlington, Ashland, Beverly, Cambridge, Chelsea, Framingham, Holyoke, Medford, Melrose, Middleton, Nantucket, Newburyport, Newton, Revere, Salem, Somerville, Swampscott and Winthrop highlighted on map

Massachusetts Municipal Leaders Pledge to Take Action on Systemic Racism

July 21, 2020

Mayors and managers from 18 Massachusetts cities and towns today pledged to address systemic racism in their communities and violence […]

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Race & Equity Experts Discuss “The Diversity Deficit”

July 14, 2020

Our municipal workforce is much less diverse than the region it serves. For younger employees of color, the imbalance is […]

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The Diversity Deficit: MAPC Releases New Research on Greater Boston Municipal Employee Diversity

July 13, 2020

The Diversity Deficit MAPC Releases New Research on Greater Boston Municipal Employee Diversity  The people who work in Greater Boston […]

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