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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.

The Fallacy and Futility of Fixity

September 3, 2021

Clouds rolling into Ptown on July 2. The Fallacy and Futility of Fixity It was June 30, 2021, and the […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Equity of Wealth and Health

September 2, 2021

Health, equity, and prosperity: there are three strands of a single system, braided tightly together. Read this new original comic […]

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MAPC Hosts 2021 Metro West Trail Summit

August 17, 2021

MAPC Hosts 2021 Metro West Trail Summit The cities and towns west of Boston boast many lovely paths and trails […]

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The Revere team won the 2021 Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament

Youth, Law Enforcement Join for Annual Basketball Tournament

August 17, 2021

Annual event helps combat youth crime and prevent gang violence across Metro Boston

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MAPC Releases Catalogue of Climate Resilient Land Use Strategies

August 12, 2021

Land use regulations can be a powerful tool to provide climate resilience.  From floodplain and wetlands restrictions, to tree protection […]

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Illustration shows characters walking, biking, and taking the bus in a town center. Text: "So how do we make Greater Boston into an accessible and well-connected network of places, jobs, and green space where we can all thrive? Housing, jobs, schools, grocery stores, transit, and other amenities are planned together to make accessible and walkable. Our natural resources are clean and protected. Bicycling is safe and easy. Transit infrastructure is well-maintained and funded. Public art builds human-centered, inclusive, and inspiring place-making. We can make sure our transportation investments match our land use decisions, benefitting the community as a whole and not just a lucky few.

MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Inclusive Growth and Mobility

August 12, 2021

How does the way our region gets around affect us as people? Get the whole (illustrated) story with this new, […]

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