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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

Screenshot of the MetroCommon 2050 Digital Hub. Click to open. MAPC Launches ‘MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together’ New long-range land use and public policy plan offers a vision and practical steps toward a more equitable and resilient future for Greater Boston BOSTON – May 5, 2022– Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores […]

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Join us on Thursday, May 5: Creating an Equitable and Resilient Region

Creating an Equitable and Resilient Region: MetroCommon 2050 Join us—in person!—for the launch of MetroCommon 2050: Greater Boston’s regional policy and land use plan! Thursday, May 5, 2022 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125 Click Here to Register To build the Greater Boston we […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Illustrations: Climate Mitigation and Resiliency

Climate change in Greater Boston will have profound effects: more — and more extreme — heat waves, storms, flooding, and sea-level rise. There’s a lot we must do to prepare! See how artist Ben Batchelder envisions the risks in his series of three new original illustrations. These illustrations were created as part of MetroCommon 2050. They […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Equity of Wealth and Health

Health, equity, and prosperity: there are three strands of a single system, braided tightly together. Read this new original comic by Dorchester’s Ludgy Jean-Baptiste to learn and share the basics. This comic was created as part of MetroCommon 2050 and is free for use by planners, policy-makers, and others to use as a tool to […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Inclusive Growth and Mobility

How does the way our region gets around affect us as people? Get the whole (illustrated) story with this new, original piece by local graphic novelist Anna Christine. This graphic story was created to help community members relate their own lives to some of the issues around land use and transportation. This comic was created […]

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The Future of Work: Data and Policies to Shape Greater Boston’s Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on Greater Boston’s economy, workers, travel patterns, and more. At a virtual State House briefing on Tuesday, May 12, staff from MAPC presented research on the “Future of Work” in the region—including data and research on wage polarization, unequal opportunity, industry shifts, and travel behavior—and how […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Short Film: Living Together

“Our region thrives when its people do, and our people thrive when their families and social networks are strong, and when their schools, governments, and jobs support them.” In Mariona Lloreta’s new short film, “Living Together,” residents of Cambridge, Framingham, Natick, Quincy, and Somerville reflect on why they live where they do, their experiences living […]

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Announcing MetroCommon May

MetroCommon 2050 is the next land use and policy plan for the people who live and work in Greater Boston. At its core will be bold, actionable recommendations. These recommendations – especially for state and local government – will play a critical role in reaching our goals in the next 10, 20, and 30 years.   […]

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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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Crowded In and Priced Out: Housing for Families in Greater Boston

Photo by Alex Koppelman Crowded In and Priced Out: Housing Families in Greater Boston A majority of “family-sized” units in Greater Boston aren’t occupied by families with children, a new MAPC study shows. “Crowded In and Priced Out: Why It’s So Hard to Find a Family Sized-Unit in Greater Boston” examines who’s living in “family-sized” […]

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