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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.

Storytelling to Capture Community Cohesion

January 27, 2021

Storytelling to Capture Community Cohesion When the MAPC team started a small business plan for the City of Quincy in […]

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How Land Use & Pricing Impact MA Vehicle Miles & Transport Emissions

January 22, 2021

Absent any major changes in land use or roadway pricing, VMT for personal vehicles is projected to increase by more […]

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Marked Territory: Rethinking Massachusetts’ Historical Markers

January 15, 2021

Credit: Jaye Glenn Marked Territory: Rethinking Massachusetts’ Roadside Histories In 1930, the Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission erected 200 markers to commemorate […]

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Highway Traffic at Sunset

New TNC Fees Could Raise Over $100 Million Annually

January 13, 2021

Fees on ride-hailing trips proposed in the new transportation bond bill could raise over $100 million annually for the MBTA, […]

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End-of-Session Legislation: How MAPC’s Priorities Fared

January 7, 2021

End-of-Session Legislation: How MAPC’s Priorities Fared On Tuesday night, the 191st General Court concluded its legislative session. While the legislature […]

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DLTA Spotlight: COVID-19 Small Business Support

January 7, 2021

DLTA Spotlight: COVID-19 Small Business Support Advancing Small Businesses in Arlington, Medford, Salem, Newton and Needham District Local Technical Assistance, […]

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