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Urban Design & Infra\tecture: Regional Thinking—MAPC's MetroCommon

Metro Common capture

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The Greater Boston Region will change significantly over the next 30 years. Anticipating and preparing for these changes is crucial to maintain the things about our region that make it special, and to address the significant issues which confront us today such as addressing affordable housing, expanding equitable opportunities, reducing traffic congestion, and strengthening coastal resiliency. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for the 101 municipalities of the Greater Boston Region, is working with our partners and municipal community members to define a plan out to 2050 that will guide common and shared solutions to set the region up for continued prosperity and growing equity. But, doing so will require changes and commitments from region's municipalities, organizations, leaders, residents, workforce, and businesses.

Please join the BSA Urban Design and Infra\tecture Knowledge Communities to host MAPC for a conversation about their work on the next regional plan, MetroCommon 2050. Staff from MAPC will present an overview of MAPC and the MetroCommon 2050 process. A process that is guided, in part, by an External Advisory Committee. A member of the External Advisory Committee will also join the conversation to offer his perspective on the MetroCommon process and how it can most effectively address issues today and appropriately position the region to thrive in the future. The presentation will be followed by a discussion of the provisional MetroCommon Goals and their potential impact on your work - What would you have to change about your work to accomplish these goals? How can MetroCommon be made more meaningfully to your work? Join us for an engaging conversation to think beyond municipal boundaries.

- Christian Brandt, MAPC Community Engagement Coordinator
- Grant Hauber, Managing Director Hauber Global Advisors and MetroCommon External Advisory Committee Member

1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits are available.