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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.

MAPC Hosts New Mayors at Winter Council Meeting

February 28, 2018

  Four newly-minted mayors joined Metropolitan Area Planning Council staff, council members, and allies on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. […]

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Wireless Streetlight Controls – Enabling Cities of the Future

February 23, 2018

Driving down the street on a normal evening, suddenly you see red flashing lights atop the streetlights. Everyone slows down […]

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Building Capacity for Creative Placemaking

February 13, 2018

Written by Patricia Walsh at AFTA with additional comments provided by Jennifer Henaghan at APA and Jennifer Erickson at MAPC […]

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MAPC Government Affairs Manager Lizzi Weyant talks with a young man and woman at the State of Equity Agenda release event

State of Equity Policy Agenda Draft Released

February 12, 2018

MAPC took the next step to promoting a more equitable region last Wednesday with the release of a draft of […]

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SWAP Legislative Breakfast a Success

February 8, 2018

    Every year, each of MAPC’s eight subregions convenes a legislative breakfast, inviting local officials and municipal staff to […]

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Medium shot of a young woman smiling while standing on a street waiting for her ride

Report Release: “Fare Choices” on Ride-Hailing in Metro Boston

February 6, 2018

On February 6, MAPC released “Fare Choices,” a survey of ride-hailing passengers in Metro Boston. The ride-hailing industry, led by […]

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