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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.

A screenshot of the interactive 3A District Suitability Analysis Tool webpage. Image shows a map of Acton with varying "suitability" layers in different colors.

Introducing the Section 3A District Suitability Analysis Tool

February 8, 2024

Introducing the Section 3A District Suitability Analysis Tool Join us for a webinar on February 27 to learn more! Written […]

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Members of the project team with certificates of recognition and poster of accomplishments. From left to right: Niri Kumar (Climate Liaison), Claire Rundelli (Natick Environmental Planner and Conservation Agent), Jillian Wilson-Martin (Natick Director of Sustainability), Cherelle Tillery (Climate Liaison), Shawn Luz (Framingham Sustainability Coordinator), and Emile Exilhomme (Climate Liaison)

Climate Emergency Communications in Metro West

August 29, 2023

Climate Emergency Communications in Metro West Written by Sharon Ron, Assistant Director of Public Health August 25, 2023 – The […]

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Heat Preparedness Week 2023: Climate Change is a Public Health Issue

August 21, 2023

Heat Preparedness Week 2023: Climate Change is a Public Health Issue Written by Sasha Shyduroff, Senior Clean Energy and Climate […]

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

August 7, 2023

New Subsidized Housing Inventory Figures Provide an Estimate of Affordable Housing Available in each Massachusetts Community While the new SHI […]

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A photo of the MAPC region with emojis for every city and town.

Introducing the MAPC Municipalities Emoji Map

July 24, 2023

Introducing the MAPC Municipalities Emoji Map Written by Stephen Larrick, Digital Services Manager July 24, 2023 – Sometimes “civic technology” […]

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A photo of Quentin Palfrey speaking in the Grand Hall at Union Station, Worcester, MA at the Broadband and Digital Equity Summit.

It’s Time to Pay Attention to Broadband

July 7, 2023

It’s Time to Pay Attention to Broadband The Broadband & Digital Equity Summit in Worcester preceded a significant announcement by […]

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