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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.

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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Massachusetts Legislature Finalizes FY2019 State Budget Proposal

July 20, 2018

The Commonwealth is one step closer to having a FY2019 budget in place. Budget negotiations took a bit longer than […]

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Multi-Family Housing | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

July 17, 2018

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and […]

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Energy and Environmental Bills Moving in the Legislature

July 16, 2018

In 15 days, on July 31, the formal session for the Massachusetts Legislature will end – meaning that the House […]

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Housing Choice Plus | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

July 13, 2018

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and […]

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