The casinos are coming: What should communities expect?

  Last week, the Governor signed Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2011 that will bring up to three resort casinos and one slot machine facility to Massachusetts. Without taking a pro or con side on the issue of casinos in Massachusetts, MAPC has been actively involved in the debate over the course of several […]

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Are some places too sacred for development?

Are there certain places that should never be built upon? This is a question I’ve been grappling with, as a planner and as an American, since visiting a sacred burial ground in the Midwest during a professional conference this summer. In August I attended the National Scenic Byways Conference in Minneapolis, where I participated in […]

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