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.

End of the Legislative Session – How MAPC’s Priorities Fared

August 1, 2018

As Massachusetts’ legislative session drew to a close early Wednesday morning, many of MAPC’s legislative priorities were up for consideration. […]

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As Summer Heats Up, Keep Cool with MAPC’s Interactive Online Map

July 24, 2018

It’s mid-July and the Boston Metro Region has already experienced several days over 90 degrees, including a heat wave at […]

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Massachusetts Legislature Finalizes FY2019 State Budget Proposal

July 20, 2018

The Commonwealth is one step closer to having a FY2019 budget in place. Budget negotiations took a bit longer than […]

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Calling All MAPC Fans – Help Us Name Our Next Regional Plan!

July 20, 2018

In October 2018, MAPC will launch a two-year planning process to update Greater Boston’s regional plan. To create the new […]

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Multi-Family Housing | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

July 17, 2018

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and […]

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Energy and Environmental Bills Moving in the Legislature

July 16, 2018

In 15 days, on July 31, the formal session for the Massachusetts Legislature will end – meaning that the House […]

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