In the midst of a pandemic, long term planning might seem somewhat beside the point. Indeed, MAPC is working assiduously to address the immediate needs of the region and pausing on other matters where necessary. But we are thinking ahead, as well. When life becomes normal again – and it will, although much may change – it will still be advantageous to the region to plan for the future. In fact, it may well be more important than ever to address long-held, vital goals .
We're using this time, therefore, for what we consider a critical background task: delving deeply into the issues that have bearing on our goals and exploring how those issues are interrelated. To frame our thinking, we’ve grouped these connected issues into the following “action areas":
- Homes for Everyone
- Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation
- Inclusive Growth & Mobility
- Dynamic and Representative Government
- Equity of Wealth and Health