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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 man sits in shadow inside a white Good2Go electric car sharing vehicle.

Boston Kicks Off New Electric Vehicle Car Share Program

June 15, 2021
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Getting to Yes: Zoning Under Housing Choice [Video]

June 8, 2021

Recently-passed Housing Choice legislation made it easier to pass multifamily zoning in Massachusetts–but how can municipalities build support for housing […]

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Solar Energy and Equitable Development: Turning Brownfields to Brightfields

May 27, 2021

With support from EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, Groundwork USA and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) are […]

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Video: Climate Resiliency and Racial Justice

May 26, 2021

On Tuesday, May 25, MAPC held the second event in our Accelerating Climate Resiliency Speaker Series. Every other month, we’ll […]

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Video: From Snow Days to Heat Waves

May 25, 2021

Take the Survey! How do you experience heat? How do you cool down? We’re working with the Metro Mayors Coalition […]

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Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week

May 25, 2021

With memories of last summer’s record temperatures still fresh and Summer 2021 off to a hot start with temperatures already […]

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