Planning101: Planning


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.

Most Metro Boston Residential Developments Overbuild Off-Street Parking

July 24, 2019

Nearly 30 percent of off-street parking spaces at multifamily developments in cities and towns around Boston are sitting empty at […]

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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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Crowd at the 2019 SWAP Legislative Breakfast

SWAP Legislative Breakfast: Town Officials & State Reps Discuss Local, Regional Priorities

April 11, 2019

The Southwest Advisory Planning Committee (SWAP), one of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s eight subregions, gathered at the Thayer Homestead […]

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How Do We Fix Congestion Around Sullivan Square?

March 14, 2019

The time has come to tackle the transportation crisis in Sullivan Square and its vicinity. Morning rush hour Orange Line […]

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Photo of a sign that says "Announcing MetroCommon 2050"

PHOTOS: MetroCommon 2050 Listening Session in Boston

March 11, 2019

PHOTOS: MetroCommon 2050 Listening Session in Boston Over 100 people voiced their ideas for their future of our region and […]

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