Process Details

How We'll Shape the Region Together

MetroCommon 2050 is a two-year undertaking that involves multiple phases, topics, and ideas; scores of planners; dozens of external advisors; and hundreds of state and local officials. Most important, it involves thousands of people from all over Metro Boston. It’s a complicated project, but running it smoothly is not enough – the entire point is the result. We must end up with an actionable plan, and one that makes change for the better.

On this page, you’ll find information about the process behind MetroCommon. Timelines, advisory committees, and more. It’s the structure that undergirds the process. Keep checking back: it’s here we’re telling the story of “the how” of MetroCommon. Remember, if you have questions or comments, or if you’d like to get involved, please let us know. It will take many of us who live, work, and play in the region to create the future we all want. Join us!

About The Plan

External Advisors

From the start, MAPC has had two overriding goals for MetroCommon 2050. First, that the plan, when completed, would be more than an artifact. Instead of just collecting dust, it would be used – turned into policy. And second, that MetroCommon would not only be implemented, but that in the end, it would be worth implementing.

We’ve always known we couldn’t do this alone. We would need a large, diverse, committed group of stakeholders to lend us their opinions, impressions, and connections. Experts in policy, planning, analysis, outreach, and other technical matters; and experts in our communities and the lived realities of the kinds of topics the plan would discuss.

One of the structures through which we have been fortunate enough to tap such expertise is our external advisory groups. We are very thankful for the time and dedication our external advisors have devoted to this project. If you’d like to get involved, please contact us. Let’s plan the region together!

The External Advisory Committee
(EAC) Members of the External Advisory Committee
Community Engagement Advisory Committee (CEAC)
Members of the CEAC
Related Meeting Notes
Scenario Planning Advisory Committee

Process Documents

MetroCommon Values
Values and Commitments that Guide MAPC and MetroCommon
Regional Plan Process Design
Roadmap for MetroCommon Planning Process
Research Agenda
Initial List of MetroCommon Research Projects
MetroCommon 2050
Scenario Planning Process Document