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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.

New Year’s resolutions from MAPC

December 30, 2011

Need a New Year’s resolution for 2012? The best resolutions are those that you can actually stick to, and sometimes […]

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Equity report release: Balancing facts and stories

December 15, 2011

We probably all know that Metro Boston is an unequal place.  It’s clear from hearing the stories of friends and […]

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Sad statistics don’t have to endure

December 15, 2011

Yvonne Abraham’s Boston Globe editorial “A sad statistic that endures” did an excellent job describing racial disparities in the birth of […]

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The casinos are coming: What should communities expect?

December 5, 2011

  Last week, the Governor signed Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2011 that will bring up to three resort […]

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See you next year Hubway!

December 1, 2011

Hubway bikes were put away for the winter yesterday, but they will be back in Spring 2012. Expanded service is […]

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Are some places too sacred for development?

December 1, 2011

Are there certain places that should never be built upon? This is a question I’ve been grappling with, as a […]

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