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DLTA Spotlight: Win2030 Visioning

Photo by acme401, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) DLTA Spotilight: Win2030: A Visioning Plan for Winthrop Written by Operations Specialist Rachel Marx District Local Technical Assistance, or “DLTA” funds, are state grants distributed among the state’s 13 Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs)—including MAPC—to provide cities and towns with money and technical staff to work on projects related […]

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It’s Time to Embrace the Virtual Meeting for the Long Haul

It’s Time to Embrace the Virtual Meeting for the Long Haul By Carolina Prieto, Community Engagement Manager Nearly a year ago, in a matter of just a few weeks, government agencies and regional planning organizations had to sharply pivot their public participation processes into the digital realm. MAPC launched its first fully-virtual community forum at […]

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Inclusionary Engagement: Lessons from Next Stop Revere

Inclusionary Engagement: Lessons from Next Stop Revere Written By: Iolando Spinola, Community Engagement Specialist II Revere, Massachusetts is a city of immigrants, founded on waves of migrations from countries across the globe. About 37% of Revere’s residents identified as foreign-born in recent years and over 50% are non-native English speakers. Due to this, a wide […]

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Moving Our Democracy Forward: Virtual Town Meetings

Moving Our Democracy Forward: Virtual Town Meetings Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Greater Boston region in early March, municipalities have been at the center of addressing many of the problems that rose with it. One of those? Keeping our democracy running. Besides pivoting municipal operations to comply with social distancing guidelines and facilitating general […]

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Call for Participants: “Living Together” Documentary

Download Call for Participants Call for Participants: “Living Together” Documentary MAPC and filmmaker Mariona Lloreta are seeking participants for a short film that will feature residents of Greater Boston. The “Living Together” documentary will highlight the experiences of those living in the region and connect those experiences to MetroCommon 2050, Greater Boston’s next regional plan. […]

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Shared Practices for Engagement in Virtual Meetings

Hosting engaging public meetings over virtual platforms can be tricky. Since the COVID-19 emergency necessitated working from home, MAPC has been working with staff and partners to understand how to host engaging virtual meetings. This document assembles some recommendations and shared practices

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Medfield Town Meeting Votes on Future of Medfield State Hospital

At MAPC, civic participation is the backbone of planning. That’s why our Medfield Creative Placemaking project centers community engagement and activation at the core of efforts to build public education and make meaning out of the town-owned site of the former Medfield State Hospital. MAPC is providing technical assistance to the Town of Medfield to […]

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Apply Today: MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Advisory Committee

[Update: Monday, March 4]: The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, March 15 Interested in working with diverse groups of people to help plan for the future of the Greater Boston region? Love community engagement, social media, networking, urban planning, or all of the above? Are you interested in helping marginalized or underserved […]

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