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July 31, 2017

Amanda Linehan Communications Manager 617-933-0705 For Immediate Release: Monday, July 31, 2017 YOUTH, LAW ENFORCEMENT JOIN FOR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Mayors Coalition hosts annual event to combat youth crime and prevent gang violence in Metro Boston SOMERVILLE – Law enforcement officials, youth services workers and local teens will join together […]

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Arlington Cultural Planning

June 1, 2017

Background MAPC is working with the Town of Arlington’s Department of Planning and Community Development, the Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture (ACAC), and others to launch a town-wide cultural planning process in September 2016. The project deliverable is an arts and culture action plan that aims to strengthen and […]

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RSS Planning 101 Posts

  • The Fallacy and Futility of Fixity September 3, 2021
    Clouds rolling into Ptown on July 2. The Fallacy and Futility of Fixity Reflection by Dan Koff, Regional Arts and Culture Planner It was June 30, 2021, and the show had already started as we slid into our third-row seats at Provincetown’s Crown and Anchor. Local legend Dina Martina was singing “It’s Raining Them,” a […]
  • MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Equity of Wealth and Health September 2, 2021
    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 […]
  • MAPC Hosts 2021 Metro West Trail Summit August 17, 2021
    MAPC Hosts 2021 Metro West Trail Summit The cities and towns west of Boston boast many lovely paths and trails – but many don’t connect. If they did, cyclists and pedestrians could safely travel large distances for work, errands, or recreation. Since 2017, the MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC) cities and towns of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, […]
  • Youth, Law Enforcement Join for Annual Basketball Tournament August 17, 2021
    Annual event helps combat youth crime and prevent gang violence across Metro Boston
  • MAPC Releases Catalogue of Climate Resilient Land Use Strategies August 12, 2021
    Land use regulations can be a powerful tool to provide climate resilience.  From floodplain and wetlands restrictions, to tree protection and water conservation, to design standards and zoning, communities are using their regulatory authority to address the growing impacts of rainstorms, sea level rise, heat, and drought.  Regulatory language and policies specifically crafted to address […]