PerthALIVE meets regularly with a range of decision-makers to encourage the MAPs concept.  Key among them was our partnership with Future Perth, a group of planners, students, engineers, artists, business and everyday people.  Early in our discussions it became clear that we all wanted to live in multi age communities. Future Perth and PerthALIVE have been passionate about ensuring that development in Perth is vibrant, integrated, sustainable and reflects the aspirations of its creative, urban and active citizens.

Their Vice Chair Dr John van Bockxmeer created the MAPs acronym.  Although Future Perth disbanded in 2016 their influence has been significant and ongoing.