How We'll Shape the Region Together

MetroCommon will include not only recommendations, but also data, analysis, explanatory materials, and decision-making tools to promote and enable implementation. It will be developed in five roughly six-month phases:

Phase 1: Vision and Groundwork

September 2018 – April 2019

Currently, in this phase, we are asking local and state leaders, residents, and commonly underrepresented groups about the future they want for Greater Boston. We will use that input and the common threads found in the local plans of forty of the region’s cities and towns to identify shared goals for the region’s future.

Phase Highlights so far 

Establishment of the External Advisory Committee (EAC)

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The External Advisory Committee will advise the Core Team on the process, content and community engagement of MetroCommon 2050. Members will act as a sounding board for the regional plan update by providing diverse perspectives, feedback, and advice to the core team on topic areas. The Committee will make sure that MetroCommon 2050 is not in an echo chamber by testing ideas and supporting outreach efforts.


Establishment of the Community Engagement Advisory Committee (CEAC)

Community Engagement Advisory Committee Members List

Phase 2: Challenges and Opportunities

June 2019 - December 2019

Phase 3: Policies and Best Practices

January 2020 - March 2020

Phase 4: Scenario Planning

June 2020 - December 2020

Phase 5: Recommendation/Tradeoffs

January 2021 - June 2021