Building on decades of tradition, MAPD strives to offer programming that is both timely and relevant to its members. A partial list of prior programming includes:
Community Engagement – public process, community engagement, government/consultant relations, and negotiation.
Economic Development – firm attraction and retention, labor force development, and other aspects.
Historic Preservation – historic preservation and preservation planning.
Housing – housing production, affordable housing, “green” housing, and similar topics. This includes building housing under 40R and 40B.
Infrastructure, including Complete Streets – transportation and utilities financing, complete streets policies, maintenance of public water infrastructure, bicycle infrastructure, and more.
Land Use Regulation – zoning, conservation zoning, form-based codes, zoning reform for economic development, and 40B and 40R.
Legal and Case Law Updates – Massachusetts and Federal land use law, MA legislative updates, and other legal topics of interest.
Renewable Energy Planning and Regulation – development, regulations, and policy.
Sustainability and Climate – climate change adaptation and mitigation, alternative energy development, solid waste recycling, environmental planning, environmental disaster resilience, and ecologically-sustainable comprehensive planning.
Watershed Based Planning – resources related to regional watershed-based planning.