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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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MAPC Advocates for the Arts

MAPC Advocates for the Arts Written by Norman Abbott, Senior Government Affairs Specialist January 24, 2024 – Hundreds of advocates from across the Commonwealth braved the weather for a celebration of Massachusetts’ arts and culture sector. Organized by MASSCreative and co-hosted by MAPC, ArtsBoston, Dunamis, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MASSCreative, Mass Cultural Council, […]

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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 Supporting Good Jobs Metro Boston Coalition, Careers in Early Childhood Education

MAPC Supporting Good Jobs Metro Boston Coalition, Careers in Early Childhood Education Written by Angela Brown, Chief of Economic Development Photo: AdobeStock_145848454 January 9, 2024 – While it feels like we have put the pandemic-induced economic downturn in our rearview mirror, MAPC continues to wrestle with the question: how does Metro Boston reach our goals […]

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Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll Joins 2023 MARPA-DLS Conference

Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll Joins 2023 MARPA-DLS Conference The Lt. Governor announced the launch of the administration’s Federal Funds Partnership for Massachusetts Municipalities and Tribes. Written by Norman Abbott, Senior Government Affairs Specialist October 10, 2023 – More than two hundred municipal officials and staff from across the Commonwealth gathered last week for the 2023 […]

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MAPC Invites Proposals for the FY2024 Accelerating Climate Resilience Municipal Grants

MAPC Invites Proposals for the FY2024 Accelerating Climate Resilience Municipal Grants The 101 municipalities in the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s region are invited to apply for funding for one-year projects that will help advance their communities’ climate resilience. August 15, 2023 – BOSTON – The Accelerating Climate Resilience (ACR) Municipal Grants program is now accepting […]

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New Subsidized Housing Inventory Figures Provide an Estimate of Affordable Housing Available in each Massachusetts Community

New Subsidized Housing Inventory Figures Provide an Estimate of Affordable Housing Available in each Massachusetts Community While the new SHI provides important information about the state’s progress toward greater housing affordability, the picture remains incomplete. Written by Tim Reardon, Data Services Director August 4, 2023 – The Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) […]

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