posted by MAPDAdmin on February 2, 2014

2014 MAPD Annual Conference

June 5th and 6th – Please Save these Dates The Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) Annual Conference will be held on Thursday June 5 and Friday June 6. This year we are returning to Amherst, Massachusetts and to the recently renovated Lord Jeffery Inn in downtown.  In addition to a local focus, we will Read More

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MAPC and housing

Four hard truths about housing By Paul McMorrow Globe Columnist January 21, 2014 Massachusetts doesn’t build nearly enough new housing, and when it does, it builds the wrong kind of housing. Zoning puritanism drives up the cost of housing, and it forces residents to abandon the state. These are familiar complaints. But a new report Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on January 31, 2014

CPTC news

SAVE THE DATE for the 2014 Citizen Planner Training Collaborative Annual Conference, which will take place on Saturday, March 15 at Holy Cross in Worcester. MAPD encourages you to visit the new(isn) CPTC website:  

posted by MAPDAdmin on January 8, 2014

Casino Gaming: State Policy and Local Planning

JANUARY MEETING NOTICE WHEN: FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014 12:00pm Social/12:15pm Lunch/1:00 Presentation WHERE: The 1761 Old Mill Westminster, Massachusetts TOPIC: Casino Gaming: State Policy and Local Planning In 2011, Governor Patrick signed into law the Expanded Gaming Act, which includes the new Chapter 23K of the General Laws. The legislation has introduced significant new land Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on October 30, 2013

MAPD Nov 15 lunch: Eran Ben-Joseph, ReThinking a Lot

WHEN:            November 15, 2013 12:00 Social/12:30pm Lunch/1:15 Speakers   WHERE:         Red Stone Grill 120 Chestnut Street (at US 1) North Attleborough (508) 695-1942 TOPIC: Eran Ben-Joseph discusses ReThinking a Lot, The Design and Culture of Parking Eran Ben-Joseph has worked as a city planner and urban designer in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on October 17, 2013

Legislative updates for Fall 2013

MAPD Legislative Liaison D. Anthony Fields has provided detailed legislative updates through September 2013, at

posted by MAPDAdmin on October 10, 2013

Job Posting: Adams Community Development

Community Development Town of Adams The Adams Community Development Department is seeking an energetic and creative individual to perform a wide range of responsibilities in project management and grants administration, especially with Town CDBG programs/projects. Reporting to the Director, the position will assist in planning and managing an aggressive community development program, involving downtown revitalization, Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on October 8, 2013

Post-Oil City: MAPD Lunch this Friday!

  OCTOBER 2013 MEETING NOTICE WHEN: October 11, 2013 12:00 Social/12:30pm Lunch/1:15 Speakers WHERE: Gateway City Arts 92 Race Street, Holyoke MA 01040 TOPIC: The History of the Urban Future Our hosts Lori Devine!lori-divine/c1ylw and Vitek Kruta!vitek-kruta/cc05 will discuss their plans for using the arts to help create an Urban Arts District Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on September 19, 2013

Job Posting: Bolton Town Planner

The Town of Bolton, MA is seeking a full-time Town Planner.  A Job description and contact information can be found under ‘Job Opportunities’ on the Town of Bolton, MA website:

posted by MAPDAdmin on September 16, 2013

CPTC Fall Workshop Schedule Online

The Citizen Planner Training Collaborative released the schedule for Fall Workshops earlier today. The complete schedule, with registration information, is available online. As a signatory to the MOU establishing CPTC, MAPD encourages you to distribute this information within your community and to others who may benefit from this valuable opportunity for training.