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New study finds off-street residential parking overbuilt across Metro Boston

July 24, 2019

Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 617-933-0705 30% of off-street parking spaces at apartment buildings sit empty during peak demand, new research finds Boston – New research by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) shows most of the communities in Metro Boston have built more residential […]

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New study identifies climate impacts of Uber, Lyft

July 22, 2019

A new study by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) shows that ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft are increasing not just traffic but greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Greater Boston, in a first-ever analysis of the climate impacts of transportation network companies, or TNCs.

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Help Envision Future Housing in Marblehead

June 18, 2019

‘Housing Production Plan’ will identify housing need and shape town’s housing goals for the future For Immediate Release: June 14, 2019 Amanda Linehan Communications Manager Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 617-933-0705 MARBLEHEAD – Do you live in Marblehead? Do you have concerns about the ability of seniors, families, workers, […]

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Wellesley Fire Chief Richard DeLorie Wins Regional Leadership Award

June 6, 2019

Chief DeLorie honored with Theodore Mann Award at MAPC Annual Meeting in Boston For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Amanda LinehanCommunications DirectorMetropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) BOSTON – Wellesley Fire Chief Richard DeLorie received the Theodore Mann Regional Leadership Award at the Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning […]

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Study: Local Zoning Rules Block Multi-Family Housing in MA

June 4, 2019

Cities & towns making it difficult to build housing even amid housing shortage and affordability crisis, research finds Boston – Over the past 15 years, despite many changes in local zoning, it remains difficult if not impossible to build multi-family housing in cities and towns across Metro Boston, according to […]

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