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Help Plan Greater Boston’s Future

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston is leading a fun and interactive planning process to help the residents of Greater Boston envision what our region should be like long term.

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MAPC’s 2019-2020 Legislative Priorities

The deadline to file bills for the 2019-2020 Massachusetts legislative session was Friday, Jan. 19. Over 5,000 bills were filed before that date – including several smart growth priorities from MAPC. Our proposals were crafted to address the transportation, climate, and housing challenges in the 101 cities and towns of our region. If enacted, these […]

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MAPC Wins Planning Awards

Last week, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-MA) presented MAPC with two awards: the Social Advocacy Award for and the Metropolitan Mayors’ Coalition Regional Housing Task Force and the Outstanding Planning Project Award for MassBuilds, a visual database of development in the Greater Boston region. Earlier this month, MAPC’s Clean Energy team […]

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HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF OPEN SPACE IN NORWOOD

October 16 community forum to gather public feedback For Immediate Release: Friday, October 5, 2018 NORWOOD – Do you live in Norwood? Are you interested in helping to shape the future of open space and recreation in your community? Join the Town of Norwood and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for an Open Space […]

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Energy and Environmental Bills Moving in the Legislature

In 15 days, on July 31, the formal session for the Massachusetts Legislature will end – meaning that the House and Senate have two short weeks to approve the FY2019 State Budget and pass important legislation. The Legislature continues to work on completing the FY2019 State Budget and is contemplating several pieces of legislation that […]

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Sharing Information on Opioid Use: How can Health Care and Local Government Partners Communicate to Save Lives?

As part of the work that supports the Metro Mayors Coalition (MMC) in addressing the opioid crisis, MAPC, in partnership with Mass General Hospital, hosted a forum on information sharing at MGH’s Revere HealthCare Center. The event, “Sharing Information on Opioid Use: How Can Health Care and Local Government Partners Communicate to Save Lives”, brought […]

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14 Cities and Towns, MassDOT, and DCR Sign Regional Autonomous Vehicles Agreement

Companies looking to test autonomous vehicles on Massachusetts roads will now have a much easier time experimenting on a variety of road conditions, thanks to a new regional agreement streamlining and standardizing the application process. On Thursday, June 21, representatives from 14 cities and towns, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the Department of Conservation […]

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Baker-Polito Administration and Local Officials Sign Regional Agreement for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The new agreement streamlines and standardizes the process for companies seeking to test Autonomous Vehicles on Massachusetts roadways.

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MAPC Issues Statement on Demise of Fair Share Initiative

Amanda Linehan Communications Manager, MAPC 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org  For immediate release: Monday, June 18, 2018 MAPC Issues Statement on Demise of Fair Share Initiative BOSTON — The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement in reaction to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision that the so-called Fair Share Amendment should not be placed on […]

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Solsmart Designations and Clean Energy Forum Recap

On October 11th, the Clean Energy team engaged over 100 stakeholders at Boston’s District Hall, on how to take a holistic approach to net zero planning & strategies to start achieving net zero goals. The cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, and Towns of Concord and Wayland shared their progress and insight on working towards net […]

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