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Planning 101: Government Affairs

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.

Local Officials: Pledge to Take Action on Systemic Racism

August 4, 2020

Pledge to Take Action on Systemic Racism Our nation’s long-simmering tensions over systemic racism and police violence have resulted in […]

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The Diversity Deficit: MAPC Releases New Research on Greater Boston Municipal Employee Diversity

July 13, 2020

The Diversity Deficit MAPC Releases New Research on Greater Boston Municipal Employee Diversity  The people who work in Greater Boston […]

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MAPC’s Metro Mayors Coalition Receives Shannon Grant

May 5, 2020

MAPC’s Metro Mayors Coalition Receives Shannon Grant to Combat Gang and Youth Violence In eight Metro Boston communities that have […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Trump Administration Rollback of Fuel Efficiency Standards

April 2, 2020

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement responding to weakened fuel efficiency standards announced by the Trump […]

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Tell Legislators: We Need Transportation Funding!

March 2, 2020

Stand with us now and tell the Massachusetts House to support comprehensive, statewide transportation funding. Across the entire state, our […]

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Test Out MAPC’s TNC Revenue Calculator

February 21, 2020

Test Out MAPC’s TNC Revenue Calculator We have underfunded our transportation needs for decades. In every corner of the Commonwealth, […]

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