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CORI Reform: Helping ex-offenders get jobs is good for the region

Everyone deserves to have a job. But when access to employment is limited for large groups of people in a community with high rates of criminal convictions, it doesn’t only affect those individuals. The impact ends up extending to the economic viability for the entire region as well. Fortunately, Massachusetts has recently made an important […]

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Play it to PlanIt: Online gaming meets community planning in NoQuWo

North Quincy & Wollaston (NoQuWo) area residents can sign up now to play NoQuWo: Neighborhoods on the move, the online game that will help plan the future of their community. This game is part of the” next generation” of online gaming technology as a planning/visioning community engagement tool and launches this Saturday, May 5 with a launch […]

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Planner jargon de-coded: What is a Megapolitan?

The concept of  megapolitans in the U.S. is the subject of a new book and has cropped up recently in articles about the future of planning. What do they mean by “megapolitan”? Megapolitans in the U.S. are clustered networks of American cities where the population is projected to be between 7 and 63 million by 2025. (See […]

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MAPC Open House Recap

Thank you to everyone who showed up on Tuesday night for MAPC’s 3rd annual Open House! Visitors toured three floors of offices in MAPC’s  Downtown Crossing building and met many members of the MAPC staff. Along the way, they earn raffle tickets by participated in games and activities. Raffle prizes this year included “Baskets O’ Localness,” which were packed […]

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New Year’s resolutions from MAPC

Need a New Year’s resolution for 2012? The best resolutions are those that you can actually stick to, and sometimes that requires a little extra help. Here are some commitments to make to yourself that MAPC can help support you with: 1. Get some exercise during your daily commute. Instead of vowing to go to […]

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