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Introducing the Section 3A District Suitability Analysis Tool

Introducing the Section 3A District Suitability Analysis Tool Join us for a webinar on February 27 to learn more! Written by MAPC Land Use & Data Services Staff February 8, 2024 – In 2021, the Massachusetts Legislature added a new section to the state’s Zoning Act (MGL Chapter 40A) — MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Requirement (Section […]

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MAPC Advocates for the Arts

MAPC Advocates for the Arts Written by Norman Abbott, Senior Government Affairs Specialist January 24, 2024 – Hundreds of advocates from across the Commonwealth braved the weather for a celebration of Massachusetts’ arts and culture sector. Organized by MASSCreative and co-hosted by MAPC, ArtsBoston, Dunamis, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MASSCreative, Mass Cultural Council, […]

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Revere, MAPC Launch Free Wi-Fi Program for 100 Public Housing Units in the City

Revere, MAPC Launch Free Wi-Fi Program for 100 Public Housing Units in the City Data from an American Community Survey indicates that nearly 16% of households in Revere do not have internet access. Pictured from left to right: Executive Director of the Revere Housing Authority Dean Harris, MAPC Deputy Director Lizzi Weyant, MBI Director of […]

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FY 2024 Budget: How MAPC Priorities Fared

FY2024 Budget: How MAPC Priorities Fared MAPC thanks Governor Healey for approving a FY2024 budget that increases or maintains funding for key MAPC priorities, including the District Local Technical Assistance program, Shannon Grant, and more.  August 18, 2023 – Governor Healey signed her first budget into law on August 9. The legislation includes $55.98 billion […]

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Metropolitan Area Planning Council Announces Policy Priorities Ahead of 193rd Legislative Session

Metropolitan Area Planning Council Announces Policy Priorities Ahead of 193rd Legislative Session MAPC’s legislative priorities are rooted in the goals set in MetroCommon 2050 to create a more equitable, sustainable, resilient, and prosperous region and Commonwealth. In December 2022, the MAPC Executive Committee approved a new package of policy priorities for the 2023-2024 legislative session. […]

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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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