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  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:22 AM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    Planners Soliciting Ideas For Upgraded Bike and Walking Routes Across Downtown Boston

    https://mass.streetsblog.org/2019/11/12/planners-soliciting-ideas-for-upgraded-bike-and-walking-routes-across-downtown-boston/

  • Monday, September 23, 2019 2:01 PM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    https://walkboston.org/events/walk-with-us/

    All proceeds benefit the newly-created Walking-Around Money Fund. This fund will underwrite work in communities throughout Massachusetts, enabling WalkBoston to address pressing issues of pedestrian safety and equitable transportation.

    What: “Walk with Us: A Celebration of Leadership”
    When: October 2, 2019 6-8PM
    Where: Society of Arts and Crafts, 100 Pier Four Boulevard #200, Boston, MA 02210
    Cost: $150 – Beer, wine + food included with your ticket


  • Wednesday, September 04, 2019 10:02 AM | Daphne Politis

    "Most public space in America is devoted simply to the movement and storage of cars. The highway is a hostile environment for humans and few people seek camaraderie or stimulation in the parking lots. The ambiguous leftover scraps of land, like the woodsy berm between the Walmart and the Best Buy, have no civic value. (That’s where kids go to drink malt-liquor.) Everything else is private space, including the shopping mall, by the way, where you can be arrested for making a speech, or just wearing a T-shirt with a provocative message. Public space per se has been relegated insidiously to TV and the Internet, and neither of these are an adequate replacement for real-live social relations with other human beings in a real place worth caring about."

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/03/cities-towns-landscape-despair/?fbclid=IwAR3JuFnjeDHOpMvzCsGn0Igd25PiWNio-30KlxbJK690bQSfFWixn-D4Zik

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2019 12:59 PM | Daphne Politis

    "Penn IUR is invested in supporting and encouraging a new generation of urban scholars who are identifying and pursuing research questions related to urbanization. For this month’s issue of Urban Link, we interviewed recent PhDs—Emerging Scholars, who are a few years into their careers, as well as Spring 2019 degree recipients—on issues they are pursuing in their research."

    https://penniur.upenn.edu/publications/new-ideas-in-urban-research-2019-research-questions-and-findings-from-penn-iurs-emerging-scholars-and-2019-doctoral-recipients

  • Monday, July 29, 2019 2:56 PM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    Gov. Baker proposes $18 B in spending over 10 years for transportation. The Bond Bill also includes efforts to ease the involvement of the private sector in financing and building transportation facilities.

    TBB Section by Section FINAL.PDF

    Transp Bond Bill 2019.pdf

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 8:45 AM | Daphne Politis

    MACP founding member Carol Thomas, FAICP, the first woman to be president of AICP,  will be remembered and her life celebrated at a memorial service in Boston on Sat., July 13 at 1:00 pm.  Carol died in March at age 95.  The service will be at the First Church Boston, corner of Marlborough and Berkeley streets.

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:37 PM | Daphne Politis

    Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is seeking 2-3 additional communities under our Municipal Engagement Initiative. Municipal governments and community organizations throughout the Commonwealth are encouraged to apply. 

    CHAPA’s Municipal Engagement Initiative helps communities build support for affordable housing production across the Commonwealth. CHAPA's Municipal Engagement staff works with municipalities and community groups on public education efforts in support of housing production efforts, with an emphasis on increasing affordable housing. Context-sensitive strategies will be developed. 

    Applicants must submit an electronic application to Dana LeWinter, Director of Municipal Engagement, at dlewinter@chapa.org by 5 PM on Thurs., August 8, 2019. To learn more about the Initiative and to obtain an application, please go to CHAPA's Municipal Engagement Initiative webpage.   


  • Monday, June 24, 2019 8:20 AM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    The tenth anniversary edition of the WORKTECH New York conference featured an expert panel discussing how the city has changed in the past ten years –revealing four pillars of the urban experience that shape work and life

    READ MORE...


  • Tuesday, June 04, 2019 5:41 PM | Daphne Politis

    Just released: New research on local zoning and permitting for multi-family housing in Greater Boston was just released by the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and six other organizations. Researcher Amy Dain examined regulations, plans and production in 100 cities and towns surrounding Boston.  The report outlines barriers in the form of policies and practices restricting housing production. 

    Study sponsors: Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, MassHousing, and Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

    https://ma-smartgrowth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/03/FINAL_Multi-Family_Housing_Report.pdf

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 6:31 PM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    BSC Group is looking to add a planner to our growing planning practice in our Worcester office. 5-10 years of experience. Opportunity to work on a variety of projects in a fun and supportive work environment. Please check-out our posting at:

    https://www.bscgroup.com/careers/opportunities/planner/

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