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RESOURCES

LIBRARY

Tools, stories, data and

communications tools

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR

Email and/or call the legislators to convey the importance of creating more vibrant, walkable and welcoming communities in the Commonwealth

HOST A LOCAL EVENT  

You can host a social event to meet like-minded neighbors who want to build local support and create a more vibrant, walkable and welcoming neighborhoods. If you are interested, contact Anabelle Rondon @arondon@ma-smartgrowth.org

STORYTELLING

Great Neighborhoods is not just about policies, it's about the people these policies affect. Learn about local stories and put a face to the issues

SOCIAL MEDIA INFOGRAPHICS

Downloadable infographics that illustrate facts and the need for better choices, walkable areas, good amenities and environmental interventions in Massachusetts.

HOUSING TOOLBOX

Strategies and best practices for the creation and preservation of affordable housing, with guides, tools and resources for local boards & committees, planners, municipal staff, developers, and volunteers

REGIONAL HOUSING TASKFORCE

Strategies ranging from state legislation to local planning and zoning to funding resources to programming to construction techniques to community engagement and beyond

HOUSING CHOICES RESOURCES 

Housing regulation database | Housing regulations and policies | Zoning and land use resources | MA laws on zoning | Massachusetts City/Town Ordinances and Bylaws

PERFECT FIT PARKING INITIATIVE 

MAPC collected overnight residential parking data from nearly 200 apartment and condo buildings throughout Metro Boston to see how much parking was being used.

ZONING CODES

Don’t know your R1 from your FAR? CityLab explains how zoning laws work, how these ordinances shape your city and neighborhood, and why we fight over them