MetroCommon 2050 is the next land use and policy plan for the people who live and work in Greater Boston. At its core will be bold, actionable recommendations. These recommendations – especially for state and local government – will play a critical role in reaching our goals in the next 10, 20, and 30 years.
MAPC's “MetroCommon May” is a month dedicated to collecting feedback on these recommendations and other parts of the plan. In addition to a survey to gather detailed feedback on what policies can help Greater Boston achieve its collective goals, we’ll highlight MetroCommon at events we host throughout the month – so don’t be surprised if it gets a quick mention in the next MAPC webinar you attend!
Ways to Get Involved in MetroCommon May
Attend the premiere of “Living Together,” a short film telling the stories of six Greater Boston residents, their lived experience, and their hopes for the place we all call home. May 4 at 7 p.m. Register here.
Weigh in on the draft policy recommendations
Read the draft policy recommendations
Weigh in on our goals
Sign up for updates
Learn more about MetroCommon!
For the past three years, we’ve gathered opinions from thousands throughout the region: people of different ages, backgrounds, racial and ethnic backgrounds, walks of life, and perspectives. This allowed us to confirm that our goals reflect Greater Boston’s hopes and dreams and that our view of the problems that need to be solved is correct. We’ve also conducted extensive original research and explored big trends and shifts – like changing demographics and emerging technologies – that could force us to shift our priorities for action.
On the basis of this work, we built a series of specific recommendations in five areas: equity of wealth and health, climate mitigation and resiliency, homes for everyone, inclusive growth and mobility, and dynamic and representative government.
Click the links below to read more about each recommendation, and/or take the survey here to tell us what you think!
Equity of Wealth and Health
Ensure all residents are provided equal protection by law enforcement and the justice system. (to be released)
Climate Mitigation and Resiliency
Homes for Everyone
Accelerate the production of diverse housing types, particularly deed-restricted affordable housing, throughout the region. Focus on transit-oriented, climate resilient and other smart growth locations.
Inclusive Growth and Mobility
Dynamic and Representative Government
Expand and improve the way we finance local and regional government. (to be released)