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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.

Building the Future: MAPC’s MassBuilds Shows Past, Present, and Future Development

August 15, 2018

Metropolitan Boston needs to build an average of 16,000 new homes per year to meet projected demand. But between 2010 […]

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As Summer Heats Up, Keep Cool with MAPC’s Interactive Online Map

July 24, 2018

It’s mid-July and the Boston Metro Region has already experienced several days over 90 degrees, including a heat wave at […]

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Software Developers: Have You Considered Working for the Government?

May 4, 2018

This post was originally published by MAPC Full-Stack Developer Ian Hill on Medium. Read the original article here. Out-of-sight, out-of-mind, […]

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Trips, Traps, and APIs

April 23, 2018

Navigating legacy app integrations in government This post was originally published by MAPC Lead Civic Web Developer Matt Zagaja on […]

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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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