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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.

How Do We Fix Congestion Around Sullivan Square?

March 14, 2019

The time has come to tackle the transportation crisis in Sullivan Square and its vicinity. Morning rush hour Orange Line […]

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Community Safety Day Advocates for Funding to Combat Violence

March 13, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12, local officials, mayors and city managers, community leaders, law enforcement officers, and youth gathered at the […]

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PHOTOS: MetroCommon 2050 Listening Session in Boston

March 11, 2019

Join Us At our Next Listening Session! Norwell, Mass. | Thursday, March 21 | Drop-in 3-8 p.m. Learn More PHOTOS: […]

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Apply Today: MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Advisory Committee

February 21, 2019

[Update: Monday, March 4]: The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, March 15 Interested in working with diverse […]

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Getting to Net Zero: How Your Municipality Can Help Improve the Building Code

February 21, 2019

The building sector is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Massachusetts. With increasing awareness of the negative […]

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How Did We Do as a Region? Call for Feedback on MetroFuture Wins and Losses

February 18, 2019

As MAPC ramps up for our regional plan update process, we’re taking a hard last look at MetroFuture – and […]

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