Talking Smart Growth for 101 Communities in Greater Boston

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.

Colorful board on which participants wrote their ideas about how to beat extreme heat

Wicked Hot Boston: Documenting Extreme Heat in the Greater Boston Area

June 19, 2019

As public schools let out this week in Greater Boston, summer fun is on people’s minds and many are planning […]

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Local Zoning is Making it Difficult to Build Housing Around Boston. That’s Raising Prices for Everyone.

June 18, 2019

Small, subjective local decisions and bylaw changes tip the balance away from multifamily housing production and create hurdles for even […]

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MAPC and City of Salem Launch “Homes for Salem” Video Series

June 5, 2019

This week, MAPC and the City of Salem launched “Homes for Salem,” a video series on housing in Salem. We […]

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Artists at "Rails, Trails, Streets: Arts in Transportation" workshop

Integrating Arts in Transportation Planning

June 5, 2019

Artists, planners, engineers, transportation advocates, and government employees all gathered together last month for a workshop exploring the nuts and […]

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State Budget Heads to Conference Committee

June 4, 2019

Please Advocate for MAPC’s Budget Priorities! The Massachusetts House of Representatives finalized their version of the FY2020 state budget on […]

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Creative Placemaking Project Launches in Medfield

June 3, 2019

The sprawling 134 acre site of the former Medfield State Hospital sits on a hilltop overlooking the banks of the […]

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