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MAPC Releases Original Short Film “At Home”

At Home, an original short film that reveals the human side of the region’s housing crisis, is now available for viewing and sharing. Clocking in at just over five minutes, At Home was created to help decision-makers and constituents feel some of the urgency of solving our housing problem, and to inform their decision-making. Mariona […]

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Grant Opportunity: Extreme Heat Preparedness Engagement

Grant Opportunity: Extreme Heat Preparedness Engagement By the time spring rolls around in New England, warm weather can feel a bit like coming out of hibernation, especially after the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. But as the leaves fill out the trees, flowers bloom, and warmer weather returns, New Englanders throw off their coats and get outside. […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Short Film: Living Together

“Our region thrives when its people do, and our people thrive when their families and social networks are strong, and when their schools, governments, and jobs support them.” In Mariona Lloreta’s new short film, “Living Together,” residents of Cambridge, Framingham, Natick, Quincy, and Somerville reflect on why they live where they do, their experiences living […]

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DLTA Spotlight: Win2030 Visioning

Photo by acme401, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) DLTA Spotilight: Win2030: A Visioning Plan for Winthrop Written by Operations Specialist Rachel Marx District Local Technical Assistance, or “DLTA” funds, are state grants distributed among the state’s 13 Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs)—including MAPC—to provide cities and towns with money and technical staff to work on projects related […]

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Announcing MetroCommon May

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.   […]

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March Data Viz: The Online Municipal Meeting Pivot

Every month, MAPC’s Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. March’s visualization highlights reflections on virtual zoning and planning board meetings across the state: what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what lessons we can take from one […]

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It’s Time to Embrace the Virtual Meeting for the Long Haul

It’s Time to Embrace the Virtual Meeting for the Long Haul By Carolina Prieto, Community Engagement Manager Nearly a year ago, in a matter of just a few weeks, government agencies and regional planning organizations had to sharply pivot their public participation processes into the digital realm. MAPC launched its first fully-virtual community forum at […]

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Inclusionary Engagement: Lessons from Next Stop Revere

Inclusionary Engagement: Lessons from Next Stop Revere Written By: Iolando Spinola, Community Engagement Specialist II Revere, Massachusetts is a city of immigrants, founded on waves of migrations from countries across the globe. About 37% of Revere’s residents identified as foreign-born in recent years and over 50% are non-native English speakers. Due to this, a wide […]

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