Established in 1963, MEDC provides an opportunity for professional development through Council Committees, programs, and has as its primary objective the promotion and development of the economic welfare of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through industrial and economic development.
Home page of the APA. Contains general information as well as publication lists.
UMass Amherst Dpt. of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) regularly brings faculty and student resources to local communities.
Massachusetts Municipal Association
The MMA is a non-profit nonpartisan organization that provides advocacy, research and other services to Massachusetts cities and towns.
University of Massachusetts Extension
UMass Extension's mission is to serve the public through the creation, communication and application of knowledge; with a commitment to public learning, pluralism, participation, connectedness, and innovation in all outreach programs.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Home page of the Lincoln Land Institute, a non-profit land use policy organization located in Cambridge, MA. Contains an on-line publication catalog.
Mass Law has weekly updates on legal issues and cases in Massachusetts. Legal documents can also be found by searching this web site.
Massachusetts Government on-line home page, a lot of useful information for citizen planners.
Community Preservation Initiative
Homepage for all the useful tools offered through EOEA's Community Preservation Program.
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
This U.S. Department of Energy project contains information to help local officials and citizens in sustainable development. Publications, model ordinances, reports, videos and plans can be found here.
Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services, Municipal Data Bank, has useful informtion on municipal ropertytaxes, financial indicators, socioeconoic data and cherry sheetsfor every town in Massachusetts.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts HUD CPD Consolidated Plan addresses the major housing and community development needs in the state's non-entitlement communities, and includes a description of the federal and state resources which will be used to meet the identified needs. Also, the HUD Consolidated plans for towns in Massachusetts.
Blackstone Valley Institute has many tools for good local planning
Planning Commissioners Journal Citizen Planner Resource Center
An excellent resource for the citizen planner.
Includes articles, electronic resources and sites of interest.
Smart Growth and Livable Communities
Center for Livable Communities
Smart Growth news and resources with lots of links
For open space residential subdivisions, go to Green Neighborhoods
The mother of all planning portals: Cyburbia
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