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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.

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Keeping Cool & Warm While Staying Green: Clean Heating and Cooling for Municipalities

August 14, 2019

Keeping Cool and Warm While Staying Green An Introduction to Clean Heating & Cooling (CH&C) Opportunities for Municipalities in Massachusetts […]

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Governor Signs FY2020 State Budget Into Law

August 7, 2019

The budget that Governor Baker signed into law last week includes $43.3 billion in appropriations, including many increased investments in […]

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Cambridge Wins 11th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament

August 5, 2019

Youth from eight cities and towns had the chance to compete head-to-head this weekend in a basketball tournament held by […]

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A Day of Fun on the Malden River

August 2, 2019

On Saturday, July 27, over 200 people gathered at River’s Edge to explore the Malden River, enjoy an evening of […]

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Most Metro Boston Residential Developments Overbuild Off-Street Parking

July 24, 2019

Nearly 30 percent of off-street parking spaces at multifamily developments in cities and towns around Boston are sitting empty at […]

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Wicked Hot Boston: Documenting Extreme Heat in the Greater Boston Area

June 19, 2019

As public schools let out this week in Greater Boston, summer fun is on people’s minds and many are planning […]

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