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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.

A photo of the Lower Mills Village, Massachusetts, spanning both sides of the Neponset River between Milton (on the right) and City of Boston (Dorchester) (on the left).

Preserving and Creating New Homes Through Historic Building Rehabilitation

June 21, 2024

Preserving and Creating New Homes Through Historic Building Rehabilitation Written by Sarah Scott, Regional Land Use Planer II Pictured: Lower […]

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A dimly lit corridor in a school. Windows line the left side and doors on the right.

New Template Policy Language for Addressing Extreme Heat and Air Quality in Schools

June 18, 2024

New Template Policy Language for Addressing Extreme Heat and Air Quality in Schools Written by Sharon Ron, Assistant Director of […]

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Photo shows people inside a conference room at the Commonwealth Museum - they are facing a screen and a speaker at a podium.

Officers and Executive Committee Elected, Staff Members Awarded at Annual Council Meeting

June 12, 2024

Officers and Executive Committee Elected, Staff Members Awarded at Annual Council Meeting Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and […]

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A photo of a block party in Cambridge, MA. Children play on a closed street with a table and activities set up.

Climate Change and Social Resilience

May 29, 2024

Climate Change and Social Resilience Written by Sasha Shyduroff-Gutman, Principal Planner Pictured: A block party in Cambridge, MA. Photo credit: […]

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A photo of a small, accessory dwelling unit-type home in Massachusetts. The home is light gray and a large window and front door face out.

Affordable Homes Act Policy Spotlight: Accessory Dwelling Units

May 22, 2024

Affordable Homes Act Policy Spotlight: Accessory Dwelling Units Written by Matt Walsh, Policy Analyst A Small Change That Can Achieve […]

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Photo of a conference room in the Massachusetts Statehouse. There are several tables with many law enforcement attendees, as well as a speaker standing at a podium.

Advocates Gather for Community Safety Day on the Hill

May 1, 2024

Advocates Gather for Community Safety Day on the Hill Written by Rosemary Volinski, Program Specialist, Municipal Collaboration May 1, 2024 […]

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