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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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Help Plan for Duxbury’s Future!

March 12, 2019

Join us for a public forum on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to help put the finishing touches on the town’s next master plan, “Envision Duxbury.”

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Metro Mayors Coalition urges Legislature to act quickly on improving education funding formula

March 7, 2019

Metro Mayors Coalition urges Legislature to act quickly on improving education funding formula For immediate release: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 BOSTON – Mayors and managers from 15 cities and towns in Greater Boston’s urban core today joined together to urge the Legislature to move quickly on significant overhaul of the […]

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RSS Planning 101 Posts

  • MAPC COVID-19 Response March 11, 2020
    In the interest of keeping our partners throughout the state and region informed, MAPC will document its response to COVID-19 here. A Message from MAPC Executive Director Marc Draisen: Addressing the COVID-19 Emergency in Metro Boston As the COVID-19 pandemic changes many aspects of our lives, one thing won’t be changing: MAPC is committed to […]
  • New Resources for Equitable Net Zero Planning March 10, 2020
    New Resources for Equitable Net Zero Planning Prioritize Net Zero Actions and Implement Equity with our Frameworks In response to the climate crisis, cities and towns across the globe have made commitments to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by maximizing reductions in energy use and supplying buildings, transportation, and infrastructure with renewable sources of […]
  • Equity-Forward Economic Development in Uphams Corner March 3, 2020
    Equity-Forward Development in Uphams Corner Across the Boston region and the United States, neighborhoods are experiencing significant economic changes. In some cases, residents can ride the wave of the economic surge and see their lives improve. Unfortunately, not all are lifted by this wave: many have been limited by a history of racial, legal, and […]
  • March Data Viz: A Region Under Construction March 2, 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. March’s visualization looks at development across the region from 2015 through 2025. Using data from MAPC's own MassBuilds, this visualization explores where development has happened, is […]
  • Tell Legislators: We Need Transportation Funding! March 2, 2020
    Stand with us now and tell the Massachusetts House to support comprehensive, statewide transportation funding. Across the entire state, our underfunded transportation system is leading to congestion, frustration, increased emissions, and stunted economic opportunities in our cities, towns, and regions. Our transportation system isn’t prepared for the challenges of climate change and doesn't provide enough […]