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MAPC: House Transportation Proposal Will Raise Needed New Revenue

February 26, 2020

For immediate release: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 BOSTON – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement on the House’s newly-released transportation bills. “House leadership today made some significant recommendations to raise critical new revenue for our transportation system. This conversation is overdue and desperately needed, and we’re […]

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“Crowded in and Priced Out:” Housing Families with Children in Greater Boston

February 3, 2020

Nearly one out of every four families with children in 12 Greater Boston communities pay more than half their income for housing, while nearly one in ten live in overcrowded conditions.

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MAPC Isssues Statement on the Transportation and Climate Initiative

December 18, 2019

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) issued the following statement supporting the Baker Administration’s leadership in advancing the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), which is a multi-state agreement to establish a cap-and-invest system in the transportation sector.  If fully implemented, the participating jurisdictions in the Northeast United States could see […]

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Cities and Towns to Beacon Hill: We Need Additional Revenue for Transportation

November 13, 2019

Today, three broad coalitions of municipal officials from throughout Eastern Massachusetts called on the Commonwealth to raise significant new revenue and dedicate it to rescuing the state’s ailing and congested transportation system.

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New research reveals demand for bike share in Greater Boston communities

November 6, 2019

Analysis of bike share trip data identifies opportunities for suburban bike infrastructure investments Click Here to Access the Interactive Report Boston – New research by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) analyzing over 300,000 bike share trips reveals demand for bike share in Greater Boston communities, as well as opportunities […]

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RSS Planning 101 Posts

  • MAPC Publishes Unemployment Rapid Response Plan August 10, 2020
    Photo Credit: Jon Taylor MAPC Publishes Unemployment Rapid Response Plan   Last week, MAPC published "A Community and Regional Rapid Response Plan: Significant Labor Force Disruptions' and Unemployment," which includes an analysis of critical needs for those unemployed due to COVID-19 and a detailed action framework for municipalities and the region to address the crisis. […]
  • Call for Participants: “Living Together” Documentary August 7, 2020
    Download Call for Participants 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. Participants will receive a one-time stipend […]
  • Local Officials: Pledge to Take Action on Systemic Racism August 4, 2020
    Pledge to Take Action on Systemic Racism Our nation's long-simmering tensions over systemic racism and police violence have resulted in important protests and conversations this summer, making one thing clear: now is a time for action. All of our residents deserve to feel safe in their homes and on our streets, and we can take […]
  • August Data Viz: Paycheck Protection Program August 3, 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. August's visualization examines how Paycheck Protection Program loans are spread across Massachusetts. Almost every municipality has a business that received a loan, but the percentage of […]
  • MAPC Executive Director Issues Statement on Repeal of AFFH Regulations July 30, 2020
    “President Trump’s repeal of regulations that encourage local government to affirmatively further the goal of fair housing, accompanied by a racist tweet, represent a new low point in his ongoing attempt to divide rather than to unite our badly fractured country. He is wrong on so many levels, it is hard to know where to […]