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The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) recently released a report to help the region and surrounding communities plan for the future, but since the future cannot be predicted with certainty they have two different scenarios based on different assumptions. One projection, called the “Status Quo” assumes a continuation of current trends and a second projection called “Stronger Region” explores how changing trends could result in a higher population growth, more demand for housing and a substantially larger workforce. The projections provide a window into what the region’s future might look like.
Above is a side-by-side comparison of projected population changes under both scenarios. However, Boston’s population has increased by nearly 50,000 people (in 2010 the city’s population was 618,000 and in 2016 it increased to approximately 667,137) so perhaps their projections need to be revised. Under the “Stronger Region” projection it suggests the area could gain 90k+ by 2030 but the current trajectory suggests that could be achieved by 2023; although this doesn’t take into account a general population drain that may be happening in surrounding communities. Key findings include the following:
- Slow growth is in store if the region keeps losing population to other states. Therefore attracting more young people is critical to growing the region’s
- New housing demand will outpace population growth due to declining household size. Many signs point to the resurgence of urban
- Under either scenario, the number of school-age children in the region and most municipalities peaked in 2000 and is likely to decline over the coming decades.
According to US Census data, the city of Boston had a population of 618,000 people in 2010, that increased to approximately 667,137 in 2016. The Greater Boston area is home to an estimated 4.7 million, making it the 10th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
If you’d like to read the executive summary or full report shared by MAPC visit their website, www.mapc.org/learn/projections.
I’d like to give a shout out to three fundraisers that are happening this weekend including: A celebration of life remembering Clifton Mueller (benefiting the Samaritans) and Bases & Faces (Drag Race Contest) (benefiting BAGLY) both happening on Saturday and 2018 Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction (benefiting Victory Programs) on Sunday.
In addition, there are a lot of parties and events to consider checking out including the monthly dance parties, Boyfriends in JP and H E R O E S in Central Square (both on Friday), Gay Kickball – Boston (Pick Up Game) on Sunday morning followed by Hanky Panky: Flagging Party which starts at 6PM at Jacques.
Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville
Top Girls (Opening Night) is at the Huntington Theater on Friday and will run through May 20th in Boston
Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX
Mainestreet’s 18th Anniversary Party celebrations start at 8PM at Mainestreet Bar on Friday in Ogunquit
Latin Friday is upstairs at Machine every Friday starting at 10PM in Boston
Boyfriends is a monthly gay dance night that takes place this Friday at the Milk Way starting at 10PM in Jamaica Plain
H E R O E S takes place the third Friday of each month and features your favorite music from the 80s including new wave, goth and more hosted upstairs at the Middle East starting at 10PM in Cambridge
Honey Bear Tea Dance starts at 4PM on Saturday at Mainestreet in Ogunquit
A celebration of life remembering Clifton Mueller (Mr Boston Cub 2018) is Saturday starting at 7PM – funds raised will go to The Samaritans in Boston
Bases & Faces (Drag Race Contest) starts at 7PM on Saturday at Club Cafe and is hosted by the Gay Kickball and Dodgeball leagues (money raised goes to BAGLY!!!) in Boston
Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM
Spread Your Seed dbar’s latest Spring theme party is on Saturday starting at 10PM in Dorchester
The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.
Let’s Go Crazy! A celebration of the music of Prince hosted by Venus Envy, a monthly dance party at the Milky Way Lounge on Saturday starting at 10PM in Jamaica Plain
Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX
UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston
Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge
Gay Kickball – Boston (Pick Up Game) runs from 11AM – 2PM at Moakley Field on Sunday – all are welcome – in Dorchester
Beyonce Brunch is at GEM on Sunday from 1 – 7PM in Boston
2018 Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction is the annual fundraiser for the Boston Living Center and Victory Programs and runs from 3-6PM on Sunday at the City Winery in Boston
Hanky Panky: Flagging Party is on Sunday starting at 6PM at Jacques (bring your preferred handkerchief) – Tickets Required – in Boston
Sunday Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston
Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston
Todrick Hall is in Boston for one night this Sunday, starting at 7:30PM at the Wilbur in Boston
Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston
Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston
Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.
In a little more than a month Michael Cunningham, winner of numerous prizes including a Pulitzer, and the internationally best-selling essayist, critic, and translator Daniel Mendelsohn will discuss how writers turn to literature to broaden their own horizons.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get down to Provincetown for this discussion but I am always fascinated by how artists get their inspiration and channel it into a creative output. I’ve been a fan of Cunningham’s work and think this would be an intriguing discussion to hear first hand in such an intimate setting.