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.

Medfield Town Meeting Votes on Future of Medfield State Hospital

December 4, 2019

At MAPC, civic participation is the backbone of planning. That’s why our Medfield Creative Placemaking project centers community engagement and […]

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A Comprehensive Master Plan for North Reading

December 3, 2019

In Massachusetts, cities and towns must create and update “master plans,” which are just what they sound like: plans for […]

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A bioswale in the median of a road is full of plants to absorb rainwater.

A Vision for Green Infrastructure in the Region

September 26, 2019

Bioswale | Photo via Aaron Volkening, Flickr Stormwater runoff is one the major contributors of pollution in our waterways on […]

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Successful Plan Implementation: Local Champions Describe How MAPC Can Help

September 20, 2019

“It’s the rare municipality that has a large enough planning staff to deal with all of its issues on its […]

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MARPA-DLS Conference: 21st Century Municipalities

September 11, 2019

Join us for the Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. College of the […]

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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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