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MetroCommon Speaker Series Returns with “Finding the Fit”

MetroCommon Speaker Series Returns with “Finding the Fit” Written by Adi Nochur, Senior Transportation Planner, and Julia Wallerce, Assistant Director of Transportation April 8, 2024 – Parking may seem like a mundane issue, yet it frequently generates passionate public debate and requirements can prevent developments of all kinds from being built. According to author and […]

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MARPA Gathers for District Local Technical Assistance Day

MARPA Gathers for District Local Technical Assistance Day March 27, 2024 – Yesterday, leaders from most of the Commonwealth’s 13 regional planning agencies gathered on Beacon Hill to advocate for District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) and the Grant Assistance Program (GAP), two critical programs that support local projects across the Commonwealth. Representative Paul Donato and […]

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Greater Boston Climate Action Plan: MAPC and Partners Release Priority Climate Action Plan

MAPC and partners release the Greater Boston Priority Climate Action Plan Written by Sasha Shyduroff, principal planner, and Allie Shepard, clean energy and climate planner II March 11, 2024 – In March, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and partners released the Greater Boston “Priority Climate Action Plan” (PCAP) as part of the region-wide Greater Boston […]

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MAPC Named One of Nation’s Digital Inclusion Trailblazers

MAPC Named One of Nation’s Digital Inclusion Trailblazers MAPC is recognized for its Apartment Wi-Fi program and municipal digital equity plans BOSTON – February 21, 2024 – The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) named the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) as a 2023 Digital Inclusion Trailblazer, recognizing the agency’s efforts to close the digital divide. […]

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MAPC & Neponset River Watershed Association Kick Off Phase Two of Boston to Blue Hills

MAPC & Neponset River Watershed Association kick off phase two of Boston to Blue Hills Written by Marah Holland, Senior Transportation Planner February 12, 2024 – The route between Boston’s southern neighborhoods and the Blue Hills has long been identified as a gap in the regional transportation network, both for transit and trails. In 2023, […]

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Introducing the Section 3A District Suitability Analysis Tool

Introducing the Section 3A District Suitability Analysis Tool Join us for a webinar on February 27 to learn more! Written by MAPC Land Use & Data Services Staff February 8, 2024 – In 2021, the Massachusetts Legislature added a new section to the state’s Zoning Act (MGL Chapter 40A) — MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Requirement (Section […]

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2023 Shannon Grant Community Safety Summit

2023 Shannon Grant Community Safety Summit Written by Rosemary Volinski, Program Specialist  January 29, 2023 – Last month, more than 90 public safety personnel, community partners, and Shannon program youth participants from across the Commonwealth gathered at Boston University for the 2023 Shannon Grant Community Safety Summit. Throughout the day, participants learned about the latest trends […]

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Third Community Cohort Selected for Making it Public Art Training Program

NEFA Announces Third Community Cohort Selected for Making it Public Art Training Program Program strengthens communities to support, create, and promote more vibrant and just public art making. January 23, 2024 – BOSTON – The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) selected eight communities across Massachusetts – Belchertown, Chelmsford, Clinton, Everett, Montague, Peabody, Somerville, […]

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Greater Boston Climate Action Plan

Greater Boston Climate Action Plan: MAPC and Partners are Developing Priority Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution Across the Region Written by Sasha Shyduroff, Principal Planner, Clean Energy January 17, 2024 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and partners are developing a region-wide Greater Boston Action Plan (CAP) that encompasses 167 communities in eastern Massachusetts […]

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MAPC Awards More Than $300k in “Accelerating Climate Resilience” Grants to Nine Municipal Projects

MAPC Awards More Than $300k in “Accelerating Climate Resilience” Grants to Nine Municipal Projects The cities/towns of Acton, Ashland, Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Framingham, Hopkinton, Hull, Ipswich, Natick, Wayland, and Weston make up the next cohort December 13, 2023 – BOSTON – Nine projects in the greater Boston region have received more than $300,000 to […]

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