Advocacy Planning, Ethics, and the Unfinished Business of Planning

What is advocacy planning, how does it relate to current DEI efforts, and how does it influence the obligation of planners today to serve the public and do the right thing?  Join Consulting Planners of Mass. for a panel discussion Wed., Nov. 29 at 5:00 p.m. with urban planners: Daphne Politis, FAICP, David Lee, FAIA, Ken Reardon and Pedro Soto. This session is in-person with hybrid option. Light dinner. Small fee to attend but FREE for … Read more

Volunteers needed to serve on the APA-MA Board of Directors!

APA-MA has a volunteer opportunity to serve on the APA-MA Board of Directors:  Greater Boston Regional Representative. Learn more about these positions by reviewing the APA-MA Bylaws or contacting us at The Board of Directors typically meets monthly via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to serve your fellow planners in Massachusetts! Interested? If so, please forward a brief letter of introduction together with a bio or resume to Thank you!

Massachusetts Planning – Fall 2023!

Here’s the Fall 2023 Issue of Massachusetts Planning!  We hope you enjoy this issue and find the articles interesting, informative and useful.  As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome! Stay tuned for another edition of Massachusetts Planning coming in the Winter of 2024!

APA – Call for Volunteers

APA’s Call for Volunteers is now live. Interested in volunteering for an APA committee or task force? Invest in the profession, connect with other professionals, and play an important role in advancing the Association’s goals. Submit your volunteer application by November 26, 2023!

Get to Know Cambridge Crossing (CX) and Green Line Extension (GLX)

On October 26, 2023, the APA-MA Transportation Committee organized a tour of Cambridge Crossing (CX), a development adjacent to the new Lechmere Station on the Green Line Extension. On the site of a former rail yard, CX today is a mixed use development with residential, retail, and office with multiple green space commons. The purpose of the tour was to understand the challenges, successes, and lessons learned about creating a new transit oriented development in … Read more

Woo Sox Presentation was a big hit!

Thanks to everyone who attended a presentation on the planning and development of Polar Park to learn about its economic benefits and opportunities for the continued redevelopment of Worcester’s Canal District. A big thank you to Peter Dunn, Chief Development Officer for the City of Worcester and Dan Rea, President of Public Relations for the Woo Sox, who spoke about the history of the Polar Park site, the project review and permitting process, project construction and its evolving … Read more