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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.

Most Metro Boston Residential Developments Overbuild Off-Street Parking

July 24, 2019

Nearly 30 percent of off-street parking spaces at multifamily developments in cities and towns around Boston are sitting empty at […]

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Four MAPC staff members pose with the APA Award for Outstanding Planning Project for MassBuilds

MAPC Wins Planning Awards

December 21, 2018

Last week, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-MA) presented MAPC with two awards: the Social Advocacy Award […]

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Image shows computer displaying Roadworks street opening coordination

Roadworks: A Streamlined Digital Platform to Manage Street Openings

December 17, 2018

Massachusetts has some of the oldest natural gas main infrastructure in the nation, with pipes averaging 60 years old. To […]

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Shipping Container to Interactive Exhibit: Housing> at HUBweek

October 11, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts faces a housing shortage that threatens our families and communities, our economic prospects, and our quality of life. […]

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MAPC’s DataCommon is Back (and Better Than Ever!)

October 3, 2018

How much do you know about your community – your town’s demographics, employment, education, or tax revenue? Do you know […]

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Metro Mayors Announce 185,000 Unit Production Goal

October 3, 2018

The Boston region is in the midst of a housing crisis. In the communities that make up the Inner Core […]

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