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MARPA-DLS Conference 2022: Announcing Special Guests Governor Charlie Baker and Steve Kadish

Join the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies and Division of Local Services to hear from special guests Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, the Governor’s former Chief of Staff, Steve Kadish, as well as Secretaries Tesler, Acosta, Kennealy and Card about how to make the most of unprecedented infrastructure modernization resources and build […]

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2022 End of Session Legislative Outcomes: MAPC Priorities and Interest Areas

The Massachusetts Legislature wrapped up its 192nd session in the early morning of August 1, and the Governor had 10 days to give final approval or veto those bills sent to his desk. In the closing days of session, the Legislature approved several MAPC’s budget and policy priorities, including legislation covering transportation, climate, public health, […]

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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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Join us on Thursday, May 5: Creating an Equitable and Resilient Region

Creating an Equitable and Resilient Region: MetroCommon 2050 Join us—in person!—for the launch of MetroCommon 2050: Greater Boston’s regional policy and land use plan! Thursday, May 5, 2022 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125 Click Here to Register To build the Greater Boston we […]

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Statement: State should follow Boston’s lead on indoor vaccine requirements

Today, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu took an important step forward to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. By requiring proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, gyms, and other public venues, Mayor Wu brings Boston in line with other major American cities like New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.

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Statement: State should follow Boston’s lead on indoor vaccine requirements

Monday, December 20, 2021 Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Executive Director Marc Draisen and Deputy Director for Public Affairs and Advocacy Lizzi Weyant today issued the following statement: “Today, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu took an important step forward to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. By requiring proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, gyms, […]

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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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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Equity of Wealth and Health

Health, equity, and prosperity: there are three strands of a single system, braided tightly together. Read this new original comic by Dorchester’s Ludgy Jean-Baptiste to learn and share the basics. This comic was created as part of MetroCommon 2050 and is free for use by planners, policy-makers, and others to use as a tool to […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Inclusive Growth and Mobility

How does the way our region gets around affect us as people? Get the whole (illustrated) story with this new, original piece by local graphic novelist Anna Christine. This graphic story was created to help community members relate their own lives to some of the issues around land use and transportation. This comic was created […]

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