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Planning101: Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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.

Artists at "Rails, Trails, Streets: Arts in Transportation" workshop

Integrating Arts in Transportation Planning

June 5, 2019

Artists, planners, engineers, transportation advocates, and government employees all gathered together last month for a workshop exploring the nuts and […]

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Dave's Brass Band

Creative Placemaking Project Launches in Medfield

June 3, 2019

The sprawling 134 acre site of the former Medfield State Hospital sits on a hilltop overlooking the banks of the […]

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Koi fish sculpture made out of fishing net at Wake Up the Earth 2019

Schools of Thought on Climate Change: MAPC’s Newest Art Installation

May 22, 2019

Climate change is already visible across the Metro Boston region, forcing individuals and communities to cope with increasingly severe weather, […]

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Q&A with Hortense Gerardo, MAPC’s New Artist-in-Residence

February 14, 2019

  Hortense Gerardo is a practicing playwright, movement artist, screenwriter, and professor of anthropology and performing arts who joined MAPC […]

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Crowd fills up seats at the MA Legislative Cultural Caucus Briefing

Arts & Culture Staff Join Legislative Leadership at Cultural Caucus Kick-Off

January 18, 2019

Staff from MAPC’s Arts and Culture division joined five other organizations on Wednesday, Jan. 16 to help the Massachusetts Legislature’s […]

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Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Lewenberg writes "Albion Arts Launch" in chalk on the sidewalk

A Reflection from MAPC’s First Artist-in-Residence

November 26, 2018

In 2017, MAPC hired Carolyn Lewenberg as our first artist-in-residence. The goal of the MAPC Artist-in-Residence Program is to bring […]

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