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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.

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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Heat Preparedness Week 2021: Take Action Today

May 24, 2021

Heat Preparedness Week 2021 In the Greater Boston region, we’re experiencing more frequent and intense heat waves, as well as generally […]

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