Co-Director of Strategic Initiatives
Eric Hove is the Strategic Initiatives Director and a Senior Regional Planner at MAPC with a focus on land use planning, zoning, and policy development. Prior to joining MAPC, Mr. Hove served as the Assistant Director for Land Use Policy at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). While at EEA, he helped establish and implement a wide range of smart growth policies and programs throughout the Commonwealth. He also previously worked at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
More recently, Mr. Hove worked on the development and implementation of the award-winning South Coast Rail corridor plan and technical assistance program. This involved working with 31 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts on a variety of station planning and zoning projects. He received a Masters degree in Regional Planning from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.