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.

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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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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