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  • Thursday, April 04, 2019 8:50 AM | Anonymous
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    "The Experimental City" is a documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota.  At the heart of the story is renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, who dreams of a new kind of planned city -- a truly experimental city that continuously changes to find workable urban solutions.  This new city would employ the newest technologies in communications, transport, pollution control, energy supply -- even large-scale domed enclosure -- in an attempt to create more livable cities for the 21st Century.

    It was a compelling vision, with powerful backers, hundreds of experts, and its own state agency.  But not everyone fell in line with this newfangled vision for the future...

    Sponsored by the Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP) and the Massachusetts Association for Consulting Planners (MACP), with movie snacks and opportunities to network with urban planners and colleagues before/after the show.

    More information available here.

  • Monday, March 18, 2019 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    Carol Thomas, founding  member of MACP, first woman to be president of AICP,  professor,  mentor, friend, and colleague, has died.  A planner for over 70 years, Carol was a leader in the profession and inspired many. 

    A memorial service will be held  Sat., July 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Church Boston, corner of Marlborough and Berkeley streets, Boston.

    Carol Thomas in China, 1991 (John DePriest, photo)

  • Monday, March 18, 2019 8:48 AM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    At the 2019 CPTC conference, on Saturday March 16, 2019, planning directors and planning board representatives learned from MACP members the nuts and bolts and tips on how to write an RFP for professional services that complies with Ch. 30B regulations, accurately represents what services and deliverable are desired, and attracts responsive and high-quality proposals for professional planning services.

    See the link below to download the presentation.

    MACP_RFP CPTC_20190316.pdf

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 8:16 AM | Anonymous

    A decade ago it seemed like biking and walking was making a comeback that could change the commuting culture of the United States.

    https://www.planetizen.com/node/102862?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news-02142019&mc_cid=33b51a5fba&mc_eid=b9p0fICGm0

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 8:14 AM | Anonymous

    Opponents of bills to promote transit oriented housing development throughout California need to do the math and develop some state pride.

    https://www.planetizen.com/node/102902?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news-02142019&mc_cid=33b51a5fba&mc_eid=b9p0fICGm0 

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/01/commuting-to-work-data-car-public-transit-bike/580507/

    We are cleaving into two nations—one where daily life revolves around the car, and the other where the car is receding in favor of walking, biking, and transit.


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