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.

MAPC Launches Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants

November 2, 2018

If you had the chance to do one small project to prepare your city or town for climate change what, […]

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MAPC’s DataCommon is Back (and Better Than Ever!)

October 3, 2018

How much do you know about your community – your town’s demographics, employment, education, or tax revenue? Do you know […]

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A Bold and Creative Approach to Public Outreach: City of Newton’s Public Design Week

September 11, 2018

Earlier this summer, MAPC participated in Newton’s first Public Design Week, a one week public visioning process hosted by the […]

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Building the Future: MAPC’s MassBuilds Shows Past, Present, and Future Development

August 15, 2018

Metropolitan Boston needs to build an average of 16,000 new homes per year to meet projected demand. But between 2010 […]

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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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