How Did We Do as a Region? Call for Feedback on MetroFuture Wins and Losses

As MAPC ramps up for our regional plan update process, we’re taking a hard last look at MetroFuture – and we need your input.

MetroFuture was Greater Boston’s long term regional plan, adopted in 2008. It included a vision for the future, 65 specific goals, and thirteen implementation strategies on topics that ranged from housing to transportation to health. The strategies were the action steps that would ensure that we meet our shared goals for the future. Today we’re asking you whether those implementation strategies were…well, implemented. We have tracked the strategies and are aware of many high profile actions that MAPC and others have taken, but our knowledge is incomplete.

On each Tuesday between now and autumn, we’ll post an internal assessment of one of the implementation strategies on this page!

For each strategy, we are asking you to please review our analysis of what was implemented and what wasn’t and then add your take. What critical policies, programs, or partnerships were established and why were they important? What didn’t get implemented and why? We’ll add relevant input to our analyses, and may get back to you for further detail if you give us permission to do so.

Please follow the links under each strategy for the full text of our assessment and to provide your input.

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Implementation Strategy #6:

Improve city school and school quality of life

This strategy offered recommendations intended to address quality of life inequities, ensuring that urban education was improved, municipal services were made more effective and efficient, and local vitality was highlighted and pursued.

How did we do? Give your input!

Implementation Strategy #5:

Enable Compact Growth

This strategy focused on providing communities with the resources and opportunities necessary to plan for and implement compact growth, advocating for technical assistance to communities, ensuring communities increase transportation accessibility, removing barriers to development, and increasing the vitality of existing centers.

How did we do? Give your input!

Implementation Strategy #4:

Build Regional collaboration

This strategy offered a unique perspective to provide encouragement and support for greater regional collaboration to address shared challenges such as housing, the economy, watershed, and transportation.

How did we do? Give your input!

Implementation Strategy #3:

Strengthen Municipal Finance

This strategy offered recommendations to ensure that all municipalities possessed a strong financial

How did we do? Give your input!

Implementation Strategy #2:

Democratize Information

This strategy envisioned how data and information at the local, regional, and state level could inform a coordinated, proactive and efficient approach

How did we do? Give your input!

Implementation Strategy #1:

Implement Coordinated Plans

This strategy included increasing municipal planning capacity, modernizing planning and development tools, and much more.

How did we do? Give your input!