Planning101: Data

Data & Digital Tools

Planning101 is a space for MAPC staff to share their wealth of knowledge on topics related to smart growth and regional collaboration. This blog covers a diverse range of issues that include transportation, clean energy, land use, environment, public health, local government, equity, the innovative usage of public data, and the process of creating digital tools.

The Feedback-Induced Pivot: Retrofitting Apps to Better Meet User Needs

April 11, 2018

This post discusses the new version of MAPC’s MassBuilds application. The new version will be available to the public in […]

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Cybersecurity & Management: What are you risking?

April 10, 2018

We leave a digital footprint with everything we do. Data is being generated whenever we use our GPS-equipped smartphones or […]

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Meeting Youth Where They’re At

April 2, 2018

How a group of government technologists designed a more accessible summer employment system for Boston youth

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Report Release: “Fare Choices” on Ride-Hailing in Metro Boston

February 6, 2018

On February 6, MAPC released “Fare Choices,” a survey of ride-hailing passengers in Metro Boston. The ride-hailing industry, led by […]

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Housing Production and School Enrollment: Not as Simple as the Birds and the Bees

November 6, 2017

Please read brief for substantiation and full discussion  Step into a community meeting about a new housing development, and you’re […]

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Beat the Heat This Summer With Keep Cool

June 21, 2017

Just in time for the official start of summer, MAPC has rolled out its pioneering Keep Cool app. In partnership […]

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