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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.

Housing Choice Plus | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

July 13, 2018

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and […]

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Accessory Dwelling Units | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

July 9, 2018

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and […]

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Changing Trends in Peak Demand

June 29, 2018

Written by Sabrina Pedersen and Patrick Roche. Each year, there’s a single hour – usually in the summer – in […]

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Sharing Information on Opioid Use: How can Health Care and Local Government Partners Communicate to Save Lives?

June 25, 2018

As part of the work that supports the Metro Mayors Coalition (MMC) in addressing the opioid crisis, MAPC, in partnership […]

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14 Cities and Towns, MassDOT, and DCR Sign Regional Autonomous Vehicles Agreement

June 22, 2018

Companies looking to test autonomous vehicles on Massachusetts roads will now have a much easier time experimenting on a variety […]

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The Statewide Energy Efficiency Planning Process: Why It’s Important and How to Get Involved

June 21, 2018

You may be most familiar with state energy efficiency programs like MassSave Program due to their ubiquitous branding – but […]

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