Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners


  • Monday, March 18, 2019 8:48 AM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    At the 2019 CPTC conference, on Saturday March 16, 2019, planning directors and planning board representatives learned from MACP members the nuts and bolts and tips on how to write an RFP for professional services that complies with Ch. 30B regulations, accurately represents what services and deliverable are desired, and attracts responsive and high-quality proposals for professional planning services.

    See the link below to download the presentation.

    MACP_RFP CPTC_20190316.pdf

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 8:16 AM | Stacy Minihane

    A decade ago it seemed like biking and walking was making a comeback that could change the commuting culture of the United States.

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 8:14 AM | Stacy Minihane

    Opponents of bills to promote transit oriented housing development throughout California need to do the math and develop some state pride. 

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 3:32 PM | Stacy Minihane

    We are cleaving into two nations—one where daily life revolves around the car, and the other where the car is receding in favor of walking, biking, and transit.

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 3:31 PM | Stacy Minihane

    Town Planner & Conservation Agent, Economic Development and Planning – Town of Southbridge

    The Town of Southbridge seeks qualified candidates for the full time position of Town Planner/Conservation Agent in the Economic Development & Planning Department.

    Responsibilities include providing specialized technical, administrative, and customer service support to the department, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, and other Town Boards/Commissions as required.

    Professional expertise, critical thinking and interpersonal skills needed to accomplish varied functions ranging from routine to complex. Master’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, or related field with 3 plus years of experience in a municipality preferred, or Bachelor’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Environmental Planning or a related field, with 5 plus years of experience in a municipality; Knowledge of practices, processes, and principles of municipal planning and permitting, including associated Massachusetts and federal statutes governing land use/zoning/conservation and the Wetlands and Rivers Protection Acts. Experience providing staff support to a Planning Board a must. AICP certification preferred. Experience working with Conservation Commissions and ZBAs a plus. MS-4 certification a plus.

    Hiring salary range $63,319 - $72,817 per year.

    Submit cover letter, resume and Town of Southbridge Employment Application to Town Manager’s office: 41 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, or fax to (508)764-5425 or email to

    Position open until filled, with best consideration given to applications received by February 7, 2019 when review of applications will commence.

  • Monday, December 17, 2018 12:26 PM | Stacy Minihane

    Rep. Tina Kotek (D-Portland), speaker of the Oregon House, is drafting legislation that would end single-family zoning in cities of 10,000 or more: "The state’s housing crisis requires a combination of bolder strategies."

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:01 AM | Stacy Minihane

    Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet will present their third consecutive annual version of “The Nutcracker,” this time placing the story inside the 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair.

  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:42 AM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    The Third Transportation Revolution is here. In the emerging world of 'micro rentals' and shared asset ownership, the access economy, pioneered by Uber and AirBnB, is expanding to local transportation options, often called micro-mobility, or BTW (Better Than Walking). The melding of simple existing technology like traditional bicycles and skateboards with lithium-ion batteries and powerful computing technology has created a whole new way for people to travel relatively short distances.

    The policy and design issues surrounding this new and growing type of personal mobility, be it personally owned electric skateboards, dock-less bikes, or shared electric scooters, are challenges which governments, businesses, advocacy groups, and regular citizens are all struggling to address.

    This conference brings together thought leaders from government, industry, and user groups to explore the technological, policy, and physical infrastructure complications we must address as we jointly move into this New Urban Mobility future.

    12:00-12:20: WELCOME

    12:20-12:50: KEYNOTE: How does micro-mobility incorporate new and emerging technologies? What are the implications and mathematical impacts of vehicle occupancy, pooling, congestion, sharing, multi-modal networks, etc.

     1:00-2:15: PANEL DISCUSSION 1: Potential and current impact of emerging and existing technology-based micro-mobility such as scooters, micro-electric vehicles (MEVs), e-bikes, and one-wheels.

    2:30-3:45: PANEL DISCUSSION 2: Regional infrastructure and regulatory challenges such as data sharing, equity, land use and right of way, parking and charging, speed limits, and licensing, zoning, and permitting.

    3:45-4:15: Q&A OF ALL SPEAKERS

    4:15-5:00: CLOSING REMARKS & SHOWROOM EXHIBIT: Exhibit will have multiple devices on display including micro electric-vehicles, bike-shares, e-bikes, e-scooters, one-wheels, etc.

    *Light snacks will be provided

    Contact with any questions.

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President |
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