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Planning101

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.

Koi fish sculpture made out of fishing net at Wake Up the Earth 2019

Schools of Thought on Climate Change: MAPC’s Newest Art Installation

May 22, 2019

Climate change is already visible across the Metro Boston region, forcing individuals and communities to cope with increasingly severe weather, […]

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MAGIC Legislative Breakfast: Town Officials & Legislators Discuss Local, Regional Priorities

May 15, 2019

Attendees of the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) Legislative Breakfast heard from four state legislators over quiche and […]

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Senate Budget: MAPC Call to Action

May 14, 2019

Help us support smart growth and regional collaboration in the budget by contacting your state senator today. Last week, the […]

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Strategies for Addressing Common Concerns during Planning Processes

May 2, 2019

Planners can often predict the concerns residents will raise during planning processes. “Our schools are already at capacity.” “The traffic […]

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Spark: Weigh in On MetroCommon 2050 Goals

May 1, 2019

There are some things your Greater Boston city or town can’t do on its own. Those issues are bigger than […]

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Satellite image of Eastern MA

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: How MA Cities and Towns are Connecting People to Services

April 29, 2019

The Chelsea Hub and Revere’s Substance Use Disorder Initiatives are highlighted in MAPC’s Connecting People to Services. Cities and towns […]

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