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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores of public officials and stakeholders from across Greater Boston this week, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) officially unveiled a land use and public policy blueprint designed to put the region on a course toward a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.

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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

Screenshot of the MetroCommon 2050 Digital Hub. Click to open. MAPC Launches ‘MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together’ New long-range land use and public policy plan offers a vision and practical steps toward a more equitable and resilient future for Greater Boston BOSTON – May 5, 2022– Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores […]

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Are Strip Malls Key to Solving Greater Boston’s Housing Woes?

Click to view interactive map Could the humble strip mall hold the keys to unlocking a thriving economic future for the suburbs of Greater Boston? New research released this week by MAPC tackled this very question, with eye-opening results. Ubiquitous and evocative of a bygone era, suburban strip malls today are often outdated, plagued by […]

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Breaking Transmission: Indoor Mask Policies in Greater Boston

With indoor masking policies varying between Greater Boston’s cities and towns, it can be confusing to figure out which municipalities—and how many—require masks indoors. Today, MAPC released an interactive map of indoor masking policies in Greater Boston that visualizes whether a municipality requires masks in all indoor public spaces, requires them only in municipal buildings, […]

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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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May Data Viz: Defining Entitlement

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. May’s visualization displays the distribution of American Rescue Plan funds across the state. We explored if determinations from the older federal formula match current community needs. […]

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April Data Viz: Regional Wastewater Management

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 explores the region’s sewer lines and wastewater management systems. How we handle wastewater has an impact on community growth, and different systems will require […]

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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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Explore Greater Boston’s Seven Housing Submarkets

New Data Tool: Greater Boston’s Seven Housing Submarkets From low-density suburbs to premium-priced urban districts to neighborhoods with a mix of small multifamily and single-family homes, neighborhoods in Greater Boston can look wildly different – even neighborhoods in the same city of town. What’s more, where you live can influence the opportunities available to you. […]

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February Data Viz: Exploring Housing Markets in Greater Boston

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. February’s visualization provides a sneak peek into MAPC’s upcoming research release on housing submarkets. Our region is not made of one housing market, but many, and […]

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