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Metro Area Planning Council Public input event (free breakfast)
25 Jan 2005
The MAPC and BC are sponsoring an event that is supposedly a way for citizens to have input on Boston Planning Policy. Shall we have some radical voices there? Hey, it's a free breakfast too! NOTICE that you have to RSVP by TODAY! (RSVP by January 24th at or call Lauren: 617-552-0904) Here's the hype:
"They imagine a future when communities work together to solve common challenges, in
a healthy region with housing for all and good schools for every child. 

They picture a region with great public transportation, world class parks, and a strong economy that provides opportunity for everyone. 

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council's MetroFuture project is creating planning tools
to help communities understand the consequences of their choices, and the tradeoffs of
different approaches. Will more compact housing reduce traffic? Will there be enough water
for new industry?

MetroFuture will forecast how the region will grow if “business as usual” continues, and we will enlist residents and experts to create “alternative futures” based on the visions we have heard over the past year. Now is the time to get involved—come find out how you can help make a "Greater Boston Region.”


Thursday, January 27, 2005
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, South Boston


The Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston
Speaking about why regional planning makes sense.

A Tapestry of Visions
A picture of Metro Boston in 2030, created by thousands of your ‘regional neighbors.'

Featured Speaker
Harriet Tregoning, Director, Smart Growth Leadership Institute

Building Metro Boston's Future
An opportunity to use tools and technology to look at alternative futures for the region.    

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

RSVP by January 24th at or call Lauren: 617-552-0904
Limited parking at the BCEC; take the new Silver Line Waterfront transitway from South Station.

Tours of the new Convention Center will be available after the event.
To take a tour, RSVP by January 20 and indicate your interest in the “Comments” field.

Co-Sponsors of this Event:

Boston College
Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Additional Partners of MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region:

The Boston Foundation
University of Massachusetts Boston

See also:

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