Maryland APA

The Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association

Our Spring 2017 newsletter is out! Check it out here

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Our annual conference occurred on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Annapolis and was a success! The presentations are now up and can be selected for download here

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2017 MPCA OUTREACH PROJECT
The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association's Outreach (MPCA) project kicked-off on Friday, June 2 at the Maryland APA Conference in Annapolis. MPCA, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Planning, will conduct the effort over the Summer of 2017 with an online survey and a series of seven regional focus group meetings throughout the state.  Please see the info here.

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Welcome to the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association's Website.  Our mission is to make great communities happen in Maryland by offering continuing professional development and other valuable services to our members that will enable them to excel in their practice. We advocate for excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. We hold a bi-annual conference, produce a quarterly newsletter, offer continuous opportunities to network, and experience new and varied educational opportunities across the state.

THE FUTURE OF PLANNING: MD APA'S ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE


Our 2017 Annual Conference occurred on Friday, June 2nd in Annapolis. The presentations may be downloaded from this page. 

 

Annual Meeting:
PRESENTATION PART 1
PRESENTATION PART 2
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
MEMBER DUES

Planning & Engineering Consultants - Friends or Foe?
Debbie Pfeil & Lauren Good: KCI Technologies
Learn a consultant's role on projects and ensure they are working efficiently for YOU - the Client!  Hear how a consultant can help you and learn whether they can hurt you.  We will also discuss lessons learned from both the consultant and client perspectives.
PRESENTATION

PALS in Action
Uri Avin, NCSG & Pete Gutwald and Sally Nash City of Annapolis
The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) is a University of Maryland program to help Maryland communities become more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable by teaming up students, teachers and planners. PALS is designed to provide innovative, low-cost assistance to local governments while creating real-world problem-solving experiences for graduate and undergraduate
PRESENTATION (Part 1) PRESENTATION (Part 2)

Innovations in Planning Technology
Megan Griffith, Mahan Rykiel, Aviva Brown, SHA, Amber Wendland, Ayers Saint Gross, and Jasmine Forbes, City of Gaithersburg
The technology and tools used for enhancing the planning process and interpreting our communities are evolving at a rapid pace. In this session, we will explore how planners can navigate these new innovations with both intention and caution
PRESENTATION

Frederick Rising: Trailblazing Towards Balanced, Sustainable and Economically Resilient Communities in and Around the Clustered Spires of Frederick
A panel of planning pioneers, strategic planning experts and community innovators will explore two separate and groundbreaking 21st century planning initiatives currently underway in Frederick, MD: East Frederick Rising and Livable Frederick. These two planning initiatives are bringing into practice a variety of innovative planning practices and techniques that broaden the capability and range of possible outcomes in municipal and county plans. The panel will explore both processes along with the tools & techniques that are or will be used to sound a different note in development of these two projects.
PRESENTATION (Part 1)
PRESENTATION (Part 2)