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Government Affairs

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.

MAPC’s 2019-2020 Legislative Priorities

January 29, 2019

The deadline to file bills for the 2019-2020 Massachusetts legislative session was Friday, Jan. 19. Over 5,000 bills were filed […]

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Crowd fills up seats at the MA Legislative Cultural Caucus Briefing

Arts & Culture Staff Join Legislative Leadership at Cultural Caucus Kick-Off

January 18, 2019

Staff from MAPC’s Arts and Culture division joined five other organizations on Wednesday, Jan. 16 to help the Massachusetts Legislature’s […]

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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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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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10th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament

August 13, 2018

Youth from eight cities and towns had the chance to compete head-to-head this weekend in a basketball tournament held by […]

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End of the Legislative Session – How MAPC’s Priorities Fared

August 1, 2018

As Massachusetts’ legislative session drew to a close early Wednesday morning, many of MAPC’s legislative priorities were up for consideration. […]

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