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Request for Information: Digital Navigators

Request for Information: Digital Navigators The Metropolitan Area Planning Council issued a Request for Information (RFI), looking for organizations that could host or supervise a team of “Digital Navigators.” About 20% of households in Massachusetts Gateway Cities do not have internet access at home, while 30% lack access to computing devices. When households do have […]

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MAPC Releases “Get It Rolling” Workbook on Bus Improvements

Photo Credit: City of Boston MAPC Releases “Get It Rolling” Workbook on Bus Improvements In 2016, Everett piloted the first shared bus/bike lane in the Greater Boston region since the Silver Line in Boston. Everett’s transformative bus lane led to a domino effect in Greater Boston, with numerous other municipalities piloting and laying down permanent […]

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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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Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants: Proposals Due Feb. 26

If you had the chance to do one small project to prepare your city or town for climate change, what would you do? MAPC is offering another round of Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants to help municipalities advance strategies that protect people, places, and communities from the impacts of climate change. Generously funded by the Barr […]

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Transportation Planning with a Health Lens

Transportation Planning with a Health Lens The Blue Hills Regional Coordinating Council Assessment and Action Plan  In 2019, a group of local health and community leaders, transportation professionals, planners, and municipal employees gathered with a unique vision: to approach transportation planning in the Blue Hills region through a health lens.   The result was the […]

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Six Communities Chosen for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan Program

Six Communities Chosen for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan (REMAP) Program Six Greater Boston communities will receive technical assistance to create and begin to implement racial equity action plans over the next year. The towns of Bedford, Natick, and Stoughton and cities of Framingham, Lynn, and Revere will participate in the Racial Equity Municipal Action […]

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Help Guide Investment in the Future of Downtown Ashland

For immediate release: Thursday, June 4, 2020           Help Guide Investment in the Future of Downtown Ashland  Resident survey now live;  Results will help shape zoning & development decisions for long-term neighborhood success  ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland is looking for resident input into the future of downtown, and a resident survey is now live […]

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Shared Practices for Engagement in Virtual Meetings

Hosting engaging public meetings over virtual platforms can be tricky. Since the COVID-19 emergency necessitated working from home, MAPC has been working with staff and partners to understand how to host engaging virtual meetings. This document assembles some recommendations and shared practices

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April Data Viz: The Digital Divide

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. April’s visualization focuses on the unequal distribution of computer ownership in the region and the impacts it may have on 2020 census participation, accessibility to information […]

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