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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.

A photo of the regional planning agencies' leaders at the 2024 DLTA Day at the State House.

MARPA Gathers for District Local Technical Assistance Day

March 27, 2024

MARPA Gathers for District Local Technical Assistance Day March 27, 2024 – Yesterday, leaders from most of the Commonwealth’s 13 […]

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Houses in Somerville, MA

Affordable Homes Act Reported Favorably by Joint Committee on Housing

March 8, 2024

Affordable Homes Act Reported Favorably by Joint Committee on Housing Hearing draws more than 250 municipal officials, housing professionals, business […]

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A photo from the Creative Sector Advocacy Celebration, featuring Governor Maura Healey, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, and other local leaders.

MAPC Advocates for the Arts

January 24, 2024

MAPC Advocates for the Arts Written by Norman Abbott, Senior Government Affairs Specialist January 24, 2024 – Hundreds of advocates […]

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Photo of many people standing in a horizontal line at he 2023 MARPA conference. They're all smiling and standing in front of large screen behind them and an American flag.

Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll Joins 2023 MARPA-DLS Conference

October 19, 2023

Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll Joins 2023 MARPA-DLS Conference The Lt. Governor announced the launch of the administration’s Federal Funds Partnership […]

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Photo is the gold dome of the Massachusetts state capital building, and a flag waving infront of it.

FY 2024 Budget: How MAPC Priorities Fared

August 21, 2023

FY2024 Budget: How MAPC Priorities Fared MAPC thanks Governor Healey for approving a FY2024 budget that increases or maintains funding […]

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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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