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Planning 101 Blog: What We Do – Homeland Security

August 18, 2017

In the latest “What We Do” video, Assistant Director of Municipal Collaboration Amy Reilly discusses MAPC’s Homeland Security Division. Watch the video and read more about the division here. Updated on Wed, 06/07/2017 – 2:23pm

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Planning 101 Blog: Piloting Bus Rapid Transit in Boston

August 18, 2017

For the past two weeks, MAPC employees have been assisting with an exciting bus rapid transit (BRT) pilot on the Silver Line. From May 22 to June 6, two staff members stood by the Temple Place bus stop outside our downtown offices every day, informing commuters and casual riders of […]

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MAPC issues statement on anticipated U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate accord

August 18, 2017

Cameron Peterson, Director of Clean Energy at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston, today released the following statement: “MAPC is deeply troubled by this week’s announcement that the Trump Administration may withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. We believe that the United States is critical […]

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MAPC Launches “Trailmap”

August 18, 2017

Boston – Looking for your next adventure by bike or on foot? Look no further than the brand new “Trailmap” website, launching Monday, May 15, 2017 just in time for Bay State Bike Week at trailmap.mapc.org. Created by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston, ‘Trailmap’ offers a comprehensive online glimpse at all […]

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HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DUXBURY!

August 14, 2017

Amanda Linehan Communications Manager Metropolitan Area Planning Council 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Monday, August 14, 2017 HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DUXBURY! Community Master Plan Project Kicking Off This Summer DUXBURY – Do you live in Duxbury? Are you interested in helping to craft a vision for the community’s […]

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  • MAPC applauds extra rental assistance, pushes for eviction moratorium extension October 13, 2020
    Today, Governor Baker announced a serious response to the looming eviction crisis, including much-needed funds for rental assistance to at-risk tenants, assistance for landlords, funding toward legal assistance in court, and expansion of mediation services to keep housing cases out of the courtroom in the first place. As the regional planning agency for Greater Boston, […]
  • The Crisis Continues: The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap October Update October 5, 2020
    We estimate that 45,000 renter households and 35,000 owner households with a worker on standard unemployment assistance will have trouble covering their housing costs and basic needs this month. The rent gap for these households could exceed $40 million in October alone. We also know that tens of thousands of other households are also in […]
  • October Data Viz: Changing Forms of Municipal Government October 1, 2020
    Every month, MAPC's Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. October’s visualization examines data from the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 releases of the Massachusetts Municipal Association's Municipal Directory. In just two years, Massachusetts municipalities have made over […]
  • Six Communities Chosen for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan Program September 28, 2020
    Six Communities Chosen for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan (REMAP) Program Six Greater Boston communities will receive technical assistance to create and begin to implement racial equity action plans over the next year. The towns of Bedford, Natick, and Stoughton and cities of Framingham, Lynn, and Revere will participate in the Racial Equity Municipal Action […]
  • Whose Public? Questions of Spatial Justice in a Time of Public Breaking September 11, 2020
    Whose Public? Questions of Spatial Justice in a Time of Public Breaking By Guest Author Lori Lobenstine  About the Author: Lori Lobenstine co-leads the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), a Boston-based creativity lab dedicated to changing how social justice is imagined, developed and deployed in the United States.  As we ease COVID-19 closures, many […]