Maryland APA

The Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association

Join us for our Annual Meeting - June 27th in Annapolis - with 6 AICP CM Credits! Info & Registration 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.

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"Invisible Cities" by Adam Davies
May
1
to Sep 30

"Invisible Cities" by Adam Davies

  • Top of the World Observation Level (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Over the past four years, Adam Davies has built a series of photographs showing structures in the American landscape that are overlooked or marginalized: deserted sites, hidden passageways, the undersides of bridges. These are sites of dissonance, between order and disorder, beauty and neglect, wealth and poverty, decay and renewal, past and present. While devoid of people, they bear marks of human actions. Traces of graffiti, unexpected reflections, retrofitted alterations, and unusual debris reveal layered histories that pile, accordion-like, onto a single place.

Rather than as documentary photographs, Davies thinks of his works as psychological portraits of places seen through the gaze of the 8 × 10 inch large-format camera. This camera permits the lens to move independently of the film, allowing adjustments of perspective and focus to create images that are visually complex and immersive. The resultant images are intended to slightly disorient the viewer, creating a dreamlike sense of time and place.

Regular hours of operation for Top of the World Observation Level are:

  • Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 6pm
  • Friday and Saturday from 10am to 7pm
  • Sunday from 11am to 6pm

Admission is:

  • $6 for adults
  • $5 for seniors and military
  • $4 for children 3 to 12 years old
  • Admission is free for children under 3 years old.
  • The last ticket is sold a half-hour before closing.
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Get Your CM Credits!
May
21
to Dec 31

Get Your CM Credits!

Looking for something interesting to do?  Need Cm credits? Want to learn about something new?

A very cool tool on the APA website is the Advanced Search that allows you to search by location for upcoming events!

Type in 'Maryland' and a list will populate with links to all the CM providers who are Maryland based. There are also a number of non-Maryland based groups that do events in Maryland - so try a search by date.

When you click on one of the providers, you will get a list of events they are sponsoring.  

APA MARYLAND CHAPTER

CHESAPEAKE BAY NERR-MARYLAND

MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES

MARYLAND CHAPTER ASLA

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PRESERVATION MARYLAND

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

WESTERN MARYLAND INFO EXCHANGE

 

AND BASED IN DC ARE:

APA NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA CHAPTER

NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION

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Southern New Castle Master Plan Request for Proposals
May
29
4:30 PM16:30

Southern New Castle Master Plan Request for Proposals

The New Castle County Delaware Department of Land Use, the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) are seeking proposals to perform the Southern New Castle County (SNCC) Master Plan.

To find out more details, click on the link HERE.

The deadline for proposals is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the WILMAPCO offices.

Contact: Dan Blevins
Phone:   (302) 737-6205 Ext.121

Fax: (302) 737-9584

E-mail: dblevins@wilmapco.org

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A Better Maryland - Online Sessions
May
30
2:00 PM14:00

A Better Maryland - Online Sessions

Make Sure Maryland Communities Have Their Say!

You are invited to participate in one of two online listening sessions for the new State development plan, A Better Maryland.  The online sessions are being held Wednesday, May 30, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

In August 2017, Governor Hogan issued Executive Order 01.01.2017.20 charging the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) with drafting a new state development plan. Beginning last fall, Planning held listening sessions in every Maryland county and the City of Baltimore, receiving input from residents, elected officials, and local government staff for the plan, called A Better Maryland.

If you were unable to attend one of the listening session meetings, please plan on joining us for one of two online meetings on Wednesday, May 30. Register for a meeting at the links below:

2:00 to 3:30 p.m. session

7:00 to 8:30 p.m. session

In these sessions, attendees will respond to series of polling questions (via their cell phones) and can submit detailed comments related to A Better Maryland.

Please have your charged cell phone with you and help us learn more about the strengths and issues in your community. The polling questions will be answered as you send responses through your phone’s text messaging.  We will guide you through the simple process of joining us for the online session.

A Better Maryland is a collaborative process working with local governments, recognizing common priorities, and identifying strategies and resources for responsible growth and resource protection. The purpose of the online listening sessions is to connect with the public, local governments, state agencies, and other stakeholders across Maryland that were unable to attend one of our events and solicit their feedback on what should be included in the new state development plan. Participants will hear from Planning staff on how A Better Maryland can advance local needs and contribute to collaborative planning across the state.

For information about A Better Maryland, visit the ABetter.Maryland.gov website or contact Chuck Boyd, Director of Planning Services, at ChuckBoyd@Maryland.gov

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NEXT CITY VANGUARD CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS DUE
May
31
8:00 AM08:00

NEXT CITY VANGUARD CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS DUE

The Vanguard conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.

Next City’s annual gathering of the best and brightest rising urban leaders will meet in New Orleans, Sept. 12-15, 2018. Vanguard will be run by Next City and the host organization NOLABA, the official economic development agency for the city of New Orleans. Find out why we chose New Orleans.

Applications for the 2018 Vanguard conference will be open from April 1, 2018, through May 31, 2018. Visit the application page to learn how to apply.

Visit the website HERE.

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Statewide Preservation Plan Public Meetings in June
Jun
5
to Jun 28

Statewide Preservation Plan Public Meetings in June

Next month, the Maryland Historical Trust will host public meetings to solicit feedback about goals and recommended actions for the statewide preservation plan – a five-year guidance document for government agencies, non-profit advocates and others involved in historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage. 

Attendees should bring their ideas, questions and concerns about the future of historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage. Each meeting will include a short presentation about the planning process and information about historic and cultural sites and activities in the region, followed by a facilitated discussion. Please plan to attend a meeting near you! 

Meeting Dates and Locations:

June 5 - Cumberland City Hall
57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland MD 21502
4:00pm-6:00pm

June 7 - Frederick County Visitors Center
151 S. East Street, Frederick MD 21701
5:00pm-7:00pm
 
June 11 - Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Legacy Center
909 S. Schumaker Drive, Salisbury MD 21804
4:00pm-6:00pm
 
June 12 - Washington College, Litrenta Lecture Hall (Toll Science Center)
300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown MD 21620
4:00pm-6:00pm
 
June 13 - Havre de Grace Opera House
121 N. Union Avenue, Havre de Grace MD 21078
4:00pm-6:00pm
 
June 27 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
10 Museum Drive, Baltimore MD 21218
4:00pm-6:00pm
 
June 28 - Calvert Library Prince Frederick
850 Costley Way/Prince Frederick Way, Prince Frederick MD 20678
4:30-6:30pm

In addition to the public meetings, you can register your feedback and ideas for the future at any time via our short statewide survey.

Special thanks to our local partners and hosts, as well as our partners on the preservation plan update: Preservation Maryland, the Coalition of Maryland Heritage Areas, Main Street Maryland, the Maryland Museums Association and the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions. 

We hope to see you soon!

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Reverberations: The Roots and Relevance of Community Design
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Reverberations: The Roots and Relevance of Community Design

  • the Neighborhood Design Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Association for Community Design’s 2018 Conference, an annual event that brings together community members, faculty and students, architecture, design and planning firms, nonprofit organizations, and local governments invested in community-engaged design.

This year’s event will facilitate conversation about strategies to dismantle systemic conditions that give rise to inequality. Through critical analysis, reflection, and dialogue, we’ll deepen our understanding of and influence on the intersection of community design, racial equity, and environmental justice.

In addition to pushing forward the conversation on equitable community design, the ACD Conference continues NDC’s role as leaders in the work of making great and inclusive places.

http://www.ndc-md.org/reverberations-roots-and-relevance-of-community-design/

http://www.ndc-md.org/wp-content/uploads/reverb-call-for-proposals.pdf

Apply here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMvp3wfnGCS3AwTa0CvzfcVJyMLEJpwy2dPGAm2GKzMCehYw/viewform

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Old Line State Summit & MAHDC Symposium
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Old Line State Summit & MAHDC Symposium

  • University of Maryland, College Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OLD LINE STATE SUMMIT
“HEALTHY, HIP & HISTORIC”
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2017, 8:30AM-5PM

MAHDC SYMPOSIUM
“WHEN MONEY IS TIGHT, BUT THE ROOF ISN’T”
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018, 8:30PM-4PM

LOCATION

Architecture Building
University of Maryland
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
3835 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Attendees and speakers vary from planners, architects, Main Street professionals, museum volunteers and staff, students, businesses, and more. This event is for anyone who is committed to protecting the places that make Maryland special and those who want to know more about how the historic landscape plays a role in making our communities hip, healthy, and historic. 

This year Maryland’s annual preservation conference will take a look at issues touching on the role of preservation in building healthy communities, new technologies, and other topics including:

  • Addressing Accessibility in Historic Sites
  • Tours of Greenbelt and the UMD Campus
  • Managing & Utilizing Digital Archives
  • Recreation-Based Tourism & Preservation
  • The Future of Smart Growth

Register HERE.

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2018 MD APA Annual Conference
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

2018 MD APA Annual Conference

Info & Registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-maryland-annual-meeting-tickets-45876039469?aff=efbeventtix

The Maryland Chapter of APA invites you to join us for our annual meeting and one day conference on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The event will be held at the Pip Moyer Community Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.

This all day event will offer 6 AICP CM credits, includes 1.5 Law and 1.5 Ethics Credits. Tickets are $25/person, which includes lunch.

8:00AM to 8:45AM Registration/ Continental Breakfast
8:45AM to 9:00AM Introductions
9:00AM to 10:00AM Annual Meeting of the Membership
10:00AM to 11:00AM A&E Districts and Public Art (MSAC)
11:15AM to 12:15PM Planning for Inclusive Communities
12:15PM – 2:00PM Lunch and Tackling Ethical Challenges
2:00PM to 3:00PM A Better Maryland discussion
3:15PM to 4:45PM Law CM Session - Topic TBD

The day will begin with the MD APA Chapter Annual Meeting. During the meeting, we will discuss amending the bylaws. Proposed changes will be sent to chapter members.


SESSION DESCRIPTIONS:

10:00AM-11:00AM A&E Districts and Public Art (MSAC): Liesel Fenner, Steven Skerritt-Davis / CM credit 1

In this session, Maryland State Arts Council Program Directors present on two statewide initiatives, the Maryland Public Art Initiative and Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District programs. Participants will learn about the recently passed legislative percent-for-art program integrating public art in new state buildings and the multi disciplinary art and design teams implementing projects throughout Maryland. The session will also cover the legislative origins and tax incentive opportunities available for developers, artists, and arts organizations in A&E districts and how the program has been successfully implemented in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural settings throughout the state. A case study at the intersection of the two programs to create walkable linkages between cultural institutions and a business improvement district in Hagerstown will be discussed with time for questions and answers about accessing these programs.

11:15AM-12:15PM Planning for Inclusive Communities: Lisa Sturtevant, PhD, Ryan Price, Ellen Harpel, PhD, Michael A. Spotts / CM credit 1

We as planners know our communities are changing, but how can we anticipate change and develop strategies so that all residents and workers in our community benefit from investments? This session will provide examples from Maryland and across the country for ways to plan for inclusive and sustainable development over the long term.

Since the Great Recession, labor markets have shifted, the cost of housing continues to rise, and many are priced out of areas with the best access to jobs and amenities. Incomes for many workers have been stagnant, and the limited availability of affordable and workforce housing continues to pull households away from job opportunities and existing community networks. At the same time, there is increased competition among counties and cities to attract businesses and workers by investing in infrastructure, services and amenities; however, economic development incentives often miss the opportunities to ensure broadly shared prosperity.

This session will highlight integrated strategies local governments can take to facilitate inclusive economic development. From land use and zoning tools, to business attraction and workforce development, to transit and transportation planning, local planners can be at the forefront of developing policies and plans that can help build inclusive and diverse communities.

The session’s panel brings together four local and national experts on housing policy, economic development, affordable housing finance, and land use planning and community development. The goal of the session is to provide attendees with a better understanding of the importance of inclusive communities and to give concrete examples of ways local jurisdictions can develop inclusive and integrated land use, economic development, housing and transportation policies and plans.

12:15PM-2:00PM Lunch with Ethics Skits:Patricia Haddon, Olivia Vidotto / CM ethics credit 1.5

Our “thespians” will use skits to make ethics fun! The skits will explore the ethical challenges faced by professional planners. The scenarios will address the challenges of transitioning from public to private sector employment and the conflicting obligations planners face when balancing fair housing goals and public opinion. Through facilitated discussion, the AICP Code of Ethics will be explored as it relates to actions taken by the planners. Audience participation is required!

2:00PM-3:00PM A Better Maryland Discussion - CM Credit 1

3:15PM-4:45PM Law CM Session TBD / CM Law Credit 1.5

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Wintergreen is Coming - APA VA Conference
Jul
22
to Jul 25

Wintergreen is Coming - APA VA Conference

Over the last several Annual Conferences, the APA Virginia Chapter has highlighted resiliency, innovation, integration and evaluation, and future communities. For 2018, we will turn the focus inward on us as planners (including local elected and appointed officials). Planners play a pivotal role as agents of change in their communities. We serve our communities as: advocates, policy setters, designers, environmentalists, preservationist, engineer, data analysts and code enforcers. Planners, more so than other profession, have a“mountain of influence” over the planning for and realization of a community’s potential. Planners are shaping the future of the Commonwealth every day.

Benefits of Attending the APA Virginia Annual Chapter Conference:

·         Sharing best practices in planning theory, design, civic engagement and leadership from around the Commonwealth with your peers!

·         Learning a new skill and improving your personal planner toolbox with deep dive (2.5 hours) and workshop sessions.

·         Earning between 16 and 22 CM credits for AICP and FAICP members, including the required 1.5 CM for legal and ethics credits.

·         Networking with new colleagues and old peers and connecting with the next generation of planners through student and new professional mentoring opportunities.

·         Discounted rates of attendance through June 30th! 

Registration

Lodging

 

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NEXT CITY VANGUARD CONFERENCE
Sep
12
to Sep 15

NEXT CITY VANGUARD CONFERENCE

New Orleans, LA

The Vanguard conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.

Next City’s annual gathering of the best and brightest rising urban leaders will meet in New Orleans, Sept. 12-15, 2018. Vanguard will be run by Next City and the host organization NOLABA, the official economic development agency for the city of New Orleans. Find out why we chose New Orleans.

Check out the website HERE for more details.

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The 104th ICMA Annual Conference
Sep
23
to Sep 26

The 104th ICMA Annual Conference

ICMA invites you to attend the 104th ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore on September 23-26, 2018. Whether you are a newcomer to local government or a seasoned professional, here are a few reasons to make the ICMA Annual Conference the professional development event you don't want to miss:

  • Learn firsthand from expert practitioners
  • Hear about leading practices for local government management
  • Network with 3,000+ local government professionals from around the world
  • Experience an expansive exhibit hall showcasing the latest products and services

This is your chance to be engaged, inspired, and informed on the profession through our keynote addresses, educational sessions, interactive workshops, awards, networking, and more! I hope you'll join me!

Get more information at icma.org/conference.

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MARYLAND HISTORICAL TRUST REHABILITATION TAX CREDIT WORKSHOP
May
22
5:30 PM17:30

MARYLAND HISTORICAL TRUST REHABILITATION TAX CREDIT WORKSHOP

If you own a certified historic property in Maryland, you may have the opportunity to earn a state income tax credit on qualified rehabilitation expenditures. Whether you are planning to rehabilitate your primary or secondary residence or a commercial property, there are state incentives that may help. Join this workshop for a free workshop to learn more about the Maryland Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program and opportunities that may be available to you.

 
Rehabilitation projects include but are not limited to:

  • painting
  • systems upgrades
  • roof replacement
  • window
  • door repair
  • floor refinishing
  • etc...

For more information, please see the website.
 

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Gaithersburg Book Festival
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Among other great authors, this year’s event will have authors who have written books about the built environment. This is a small forum event where you get the opportunity to meet the authors and ask questions about their work.

 

May 19 from 11:15-12:05

Gary Krist

The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles

Description: Spanning the years from 1900 to 1930, The Mirage Factory is the enthralling tale of an improbable city and the people who willed it into existence by pushing the limits of human engineering and imagination, from bestselling author and masterful storyteller Gary Krist.

 

May 19th ; 4:15 -5:15 p.m.

Royce Hanson

Suburb : Planning Politics and the Public Interest

Description: Join former MoCo Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson to explore how well a century of strategic land-use decisions served the public interest in Montgomery County, Maryland

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Agriculture - Beyond The Farm
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Agriculture - Beyond The Farm

Come to this incredible one-day workshop to hear experts speak on agriculture and how it needs to become an integrated part of planning. It connects to development, tourism, and community experiences. We can use the assets that are naturally available to enhance the quality of life for our citizens and visitors. This is an event you do not want to miss!

Learn some background on Farming 4 Hunger, Inc. and how a field of potatoes expanded into numerous programs that other jurisdictions are putting in place nationwide. See the place that Bernie Fowler, Jr. discussed as the 2016 APA conference keynote speaker and view the wall of no return.
 
Hurry up and register! Last day of registration will be Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. Please indicate if you need a vegetarian lunch.
 
Discussion and some relaxing will continue after the workshop at the Running Hare Winery in Prince Frederick, Md. Cheese and crackers provided by us.

Farming 4 Hunger started as a way to feed the hungry by growing fresh produce and distributing it locally. It has quickly evolved into a community outreach program, has become an educational source for our youth on agriculture and team building, and has taught coaching for life building skills designed for the inmates who work on the farm. Other programs have sprung from this work, like the “Getting Ahead While Getting Out” program, which is part of the 2nd Chances Initiative. This program works to give prisoners a true second chance upon completing their sentence.  

The farm has also become a place of healing and memorializing loved ones lost from addictions. Farming 4 Hunger has won numerous awards and is being used as a model not just in other counties in Maryland, but nationwide.  

Hear from our guest speakers:

Greg BowenExecutive Director, American Chestnut Land Trust

Learn about Maryland agriculture in the 20th Century, the Local Food Movement and the return of regional food supplies, regulatory and policy challenges and how counties can facilitate the creation of a regional food system.

Shelby Sullivan, Director, Southern Maryland Agricultural, Development Commission (SMADC)

Learn about AgriVision: Planning for Agritourism, and learn about the importance of incorporating agricultural businesses into community planning.

***This event will provide at least 1 CM Credit!***

*This event is happening RAIN OR SHINE*

Register for your ticket HERE. Supplies are limited.

RSVP on the FB page HERE

Check out the Event Agenda HERE.

 

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2018 BEST OF MARYLAND AWARDEES
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

2018 BEST OF MARYLAND AWARDEES

Preservation Maryland highlights the amazing work of Maryland’s preservationists at our Best of Maryland awards each year during Preservation Month. This year, the Best of Maryland awardees include strong preservation advocates, committed stewards and volunteers, and impactful project leaders across the state.

Celebrate the following awardees by attending the Best of Maryland awards on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at The Flag House in Baltimore City!

Tickets available HERE.

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City and Regional Planning Super Jury Presentations
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

City and Regional Planning Super Jury Presentations

PROGRAM
5:00 pm Computer +Data Applications: Term Project Presentation

5:30 pm Planning Law: Union Electric Company vs. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

6:00 pm Studio I: Franklin Square Neighborhood Plan

7:00 pm Break


7:15 pm Geographic Information Systems: Term Project Presentation

7:45 pm Larry Jenkins: Baltimore City Corner Stores: An Assessment (Program Capstone
Project)

DATE:

Wednesday May 15 5–8 pm

LOCATION:

CBEIS Atrium

5299 Perring Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21239

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GreenPort Congress Conference 2018
May
16
to May 18

GreenPort Congress Conference 2018

GreenPort Congress set for the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore

2018 GreenPort Congress Conference America is to be hosted by the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Department of the Environment, and will concentrate on Greener Ports and Smart Ports.

Mercator Media Ltd is delighted to be bringing our valued GreenPort Congress Conference to Baltimore on 16th to 18th May 2018.  Our conferences provide the right forum to create partnerships working towards making our Ports Greener and Smarter, allowing a co-ordinated approach of the port-marine related industry and business.

GreenPort Congress targets new innovations in equipment with leading edge technology that improves port efficiency and productivity, exploring latest practices and ensuring port users keep up to pace with current and forthcoming legislation.

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 Grey to Green Conference
May
15
to May 16

Grey to Green Conference

Green Infrastructure: Jobs, Health & Community Resilience

EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: APRIL 30

Register NOW to take advantage of early bird pricing and save$50 off your delegate or non-profit pass through April 30 !

Spring has arrived in Toronto and there's never been a better time to attend Grey to Green!

  • Learn about inventive projects like the proposed Rail Deck Park, Toronto's first vertical forest, the Transbay Transit Center and the new Living Bridge concept.
  • Earn up 26 CEU's from technical sessions, training courses, and tours.
  • Network with industry professionals and connect with local companies on the tradeshow floor.
  • Explore the city with an array of local tours, and incredible museums, restaurants, and theatres.
  • Take advantage of the strong U.S dollar. A full delegate pass is only $230 USD. 

Register HERE.

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Preservation Maryland's Pop-Up Office
May
10
to May 11

Preservation Maryland's Pop-Up Office

First Pop-Up Office a Success!

Earlier this month, Preservation Maryland hosted its first rural pop-up office in the City of Hagerstown at the Washington County Historical Society with support from the Rural Maryland Council.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT A POP-UP OFFICE?

Preservation Maryland staff will setup shop and work remotely from the pop-up space. Members of the public are encouraged to drop-in to learn more about the work of the organization and to talk to professional staff about questions or concerns they may have about preservation issues in their community. Staff will assist visitors and help connect them to existing resources. Information on state and non-profit preservation programs will be on-hand as well as information about Preservation Maryland’s many initiatives and educational opportunities. In addition to Preservation Maryland staff, representatives of other statewide non-profit organizations and governmental units have been invited to attend and may also be in attendance to help answer questions.

Fortunately, if you missed it, the Hagerstown pop-up was just the first in a series of pop-up offices, and the organization is looking forward to visiting other rural locales in the coming months! No appointment necessary.
 

WHEN CAN YOU VISIT A POP-UP OFFICE?

EASTERN SHORE: Cambridge, MD
Thursday, May 10, 10am-4pm
Downtown Cambridge
437 Race Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
RSVP on Facebook

SOUTHERN MARYLAND: Hughesville, MD
Friday, May 11, 10am-4pm
Tri-County Council Building
15045 Burnt Stone Road
Hughesville, MD 20637
RSVP on Facebook

CENTRAL MARYLAND: New Windsor, MD
Wednesday, June 6, 10am-4pm
Carroll County Library Headquarters
1100 Green Valley Road
New Windsor, MD 21776

 

To learn more, visit the WEBSITE.

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Makeover Montgomery 4
May
9
to May 11

Makeover Montgomery 4

  • Montgomery County Planning Department (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://montgomeryplanning.org/event/makeover-montgomery-4/

The conference will be held from May 9 through May 11, 2018 in College Park and Silver Spring, MD. It will bring together planners, architects, developers, real estate professionals, economists, social scientists, ecologists and others to discuss cutting-edge ideas for transforming the suburbs.

Makeover Montgomery 4

Makeover Montgomery has become a highly successful conference series focused on the sustainability of America’s suburbs.  The fourth installment will be held this year, on May 9-11, and is jointly sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Department and the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland.  This year’s ambitious conference is focused on four tracks:

  • Competitive Communities
  • Healthy Communities
  • Inclusive Communities
  • Smart Communities

For more information, or to be added to the MM4 mailing list for future updates on the conference (including announcements about the opening of participant registration), please contactJason Sartori.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore's buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. Best of all, you'll discover where all the noble lions, hellish fiends, and neo-Egyptian sphinxes are hiding—the trick is in looking up! If you are Baltimore born-and-raised or a visitor from out-of-town, you don’t want to miss this Monumental City walking tour!

Event Website

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Sunday, June 3, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

PRICES: – Array

Brought To You By:

 

 

 

Baltimore Heritage, Inc.

 

EVENT CONTACT

Johns W. Hopkins

4103329992

hopkins@baltimoreheritage.org

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A Meeting of the Minds: Designing the Freer Gallery
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

A Meeting of the Minds: Designing the Freer Gallery

Meyer Auditorium at the Freer Gallery

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2 pm

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art is hosting the third installment of the Freer Story lecture series.

A Meeting of Minds: Designing the Freer Gallery looks back on the way the architecture of the Gallery represents the interests of collector Charles Lang Freer and architect Charles A. Platt, and its significance in the development of DC as a “monumental city.” Featured speakers include Keith Morgan, professor emeritus at Boston University, and Therese O’Malley, associate dean at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.

More information about the event can be found HERE.

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Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference
Apr
30
to May 2

Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference

  • The Manchester Downtown Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Antioch University New England and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are hosting the 2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference on April 30, May 1 and May 2nd 2018 at The Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester, NH.

Thanks to the engagement of more than 500 participants from Washington, D.C. to Maine, the first Local Solutions conference in May 2014 in Manchester NH was a great success. Our second conference in April 2016 in Baltimore MD continued to draw participants across the eastern U.S. to successfully deliver interactive capacity building sessions on all aspects of preparing for severe weather and climate change impacts in the United States. See our Conferences page for more information on the past two conferences.

For this third conference, we will cover a range of climate preparedness and resiliency issues such as: sea level rise, urban heat, and both coastal and inland flooding issues. The conference is geared for small government planners and decision-makers striving to create healthy resilient communities that are better able to handle severe weather and climate impacts. The current methodologies, protocols and policies inherent in planning and budgeting at the community level are not always adequate for the recent onslaught of climate impacts. This conference guides local government planners on how to make climate resilience an aspect of their daily operations. The conference will be organized with the help of a diverse and dedicated Steering Committee, which will include members from state and federal agencies, non-profits and academic institutions from around the eastern United States.

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Baltimore WaterCycle 2018
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Baltimore WaterCycle 2018

PRESENTED BY THE AIA BALTIMORE COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND RESILIENCY (COTE | R) AND BLUE WATER BALTIMORE

COST: $20 | REGISTER NOW

Registration includes a complimentary Baltimore WaterCycle 2018 t-shirt. Funds raised will go to support Blue Water Baltimore.

The COTE | R Urban Bike Ride is shifting focus from land to water this year with the WaterCycle 2018 in partnership with Blue Water Baltimore. Join us for a bike tour of Baltimore’s harbor and Southeast neighborhoods, highlighting green infrastructure that promotes healthy streams and a healthy harbor.

The ride is about 8 – 10 miles and will begin and end at the Monument City Brewing Company. Parking is available in the Monument City parking lot where everyone will meet. Make sure your bike is on working order before joining the ride. Riders are also responsible for bringing their own water.

Stick around after the drinks at Monument City. A food truck will be onsite during lunch hours.

Logistics

The entrance to the brewery is through a driveway off of Haven. The gate will be open. Cars can park directly behind the brewery in the parking lot. That is where the main entrance to the taproom is located.

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Translating Science for Comprehensive and Environmental Plans
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Translating Science for Comprehensive and Environmental Plans

  • Aquaculture and Restoration Ecology Laboratory, Horn Point Laboratory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join APA Maryland and University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science for an exciting and educational workshop. Learn about the challenges of applying science to planning strategies and more! You can check out the workshop program HERE.

Look forward to guest speakers:

Dr. Josh Ginsberg, President, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
“From Global to Local: Five Reasons to be Optimistic about Climate Change"

With the ice caps melting, sea levels rising, oceans acidifying, and extreme weather events becoming commonplace, the impacts of climate change are clearly accelerating. With the US proposed withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords, and more generally a political environment that is toxic to science, how can one remain optimistic about the future of the planet? In this lecture, Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York,  will argue that we need to harvest optimism and ensure that our science helps us address the problems that will face us as we work towards a more sustainable, and less scary, future. Dr. Ginsberg will look at global and national trends in meeting the Paris targets, examine how energy production is shifting in favor of renewables, discuss how regulatory frameworks (international and domestic) have been successful in addressing other major air pollution challenges,  and discuss some trends in the recovery of key sentinel species to argue that there is reason for hope.

Dr. Ming Li, UMCES Professor
“Sea level rise, changing tides, and stronger storm surge in Chesapeake Bay”

Climate change, sea-level rise, and associated storms are putting Maryland’s people, property, natural resources, and public investments at risk. Sea-level rise and ocean warming may produce unexpectedly high sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay and cause extensive flooding in Maryland. Dr. Li will describe the regional impact of climate change and extreme weather events on the Chesapeake Bay. He will also show how different coastline management options lead to dramatic differences in the response of tidal ranges and storm surges to sea-level rise.


Brian Ambrette, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
“Getting from science to decision making”

The Eastern Shore Climate Adaptation Partnership is currently engaged in a project to produce county-scale sea level rise planning scenarios and translate them into actionable, science-based local policy recommendations for reducing flood risk. This presentation will explore key components of this translation process: regionalism; participatory engagement; and the integration of multiple scientific, planning, and policy disciplines.

Zoe Johnson, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
“Climate change and planning”

Peter Claggett, USGS, Chesapeake Bay Program
“Crediting land use planning and conservation towards meeting the Bay TMDL”

The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) mandates that all Best Management Practices (BMPs) needed to meet water quality standards in the Bay are installed by 2025 and that jurisdictions must account for potential growth in pollutant loads over time.  BMPs approved for use in restoring water quality include a long list of engineered practices to control and treat point and non-point sources of pollution.  Examples of approved BMPs include wastewater treatment and septic system upgrades, stormwater detention and infiltration facilities, fertilizer and manure management, and stream restoration.  For the first time in the 35-year history of the Bay restoration effort, land use planning and land conservation are now included on the list of approved BMPs.   Land use planning is arguably the most cost-effective BMP and the first action that is considered when developing long-term ecosystem restoration strategies.  This presentation will discuss how land use planning and land conservation actions are recognized and credited towards the Bay TMDL. 

Rich Hall, New Castle County Department of Land Use
“Planning and land use”

Learn how improved land use analysis has helped advance smart growth policies and technical assistance.  Learn how to engage the public with this information!

Lisa Craig, Director of Resilience with Michael Baker International & Principal for The Craig Group, LLC, "Weather It Together Initiative"

Launched in 2013 as a preservation planning tool for incorporating cultural and historic resource considerations into hazard mitigation planning, the Weather It Together initiative has received accolades from the State of Maryland, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and FEMA as a model for resiliency planning in historic communities.  Using the "how-to" guidance developed by FEMA for Cultural Resource Hazard Mitigation Planning, a community-based project team partnered with 30+ public agencies and private organizations to develop the nation's first CRHMP focused on addressing the impacts of flooding on the Annapolis Historic Landmark District.  This presentation will review the four essential planning steps: Organizing Resources, Assessing Risk, Setting Priorities and Writing the Plan and Implementation Considerations, providing some tips and techniques for replicating the planning process in other historic communities.

Please join on the FB event page HERE.

Purchase workshop tickets HERE.

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Light Rail 2018
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Light Rail 2018

Join Railway Age and RT&S at a premier event—Light Rail 2018, our third annual conference on light rail transit. LRT, the fastest-growing passenger rail mode, employs a full range of technologies and operating practices. Light Rail 2018, developed for transportation professionals in planning, operations, civil engineering, signaling and vehicle engineering—as well as students at the undergraduate and graduate level—will offer a comprehensive review of the specialized technical and operational issues associated with light and interurban railways. It will also examine the relationship between transportation and economic development in a modern urban environment. Professional Development Hours will be offered for Professional Engineers.

Keynote Address

KEVIN B. QUINN JR.

Administrator, Maryland DOT MTASystem Safety

STEVE VECERINA

Manager of Training, Hudson-Bergen Light RailChange and Growth in Toronto

JOSH COLLE

Chairman, Toronto Transit CommissionBuilding Baltimore’s Purple Line LRT

CHARLES E. LATTUCA

Executive Dir. - Transit Development & Delivery, Maryland Transit AdministrationInnovative LRT Delivery Methods in Canada

STEPHANIE KAM

Attorney at Law, Nossaman LLPState of Good Repair and Transit Asset Management

ANTHONY FAZIO, P.E.

Dir., Track Engineering and Design, SEPTA

Conference Topics Include

  • North American New-Builds and Expansion Programs
  • Service Design
  • Expedited Service: History and Present-Day Developments
  • Vehicle Technologies: Electric, Diesel, Hybrid
  • Signaling and Train Control Technologies
  • Engineering Requirements and Technologies
  • Shared-Use Operations with Freight Rail
  • Safety and Security Issues
  • Operating Personnel Education and Training
  • Public and Private Funding Strategies
  • Carbuilder Roundtable

Hotel Block | Venue
Light Rail attendees can book a room at the Batimore Marriott Waterfront for $209.00 a night. Our room block ends April 4. To book, call 877-212-5752 and mention Railway Age Light Rail, or make your reservations online at:

https://aws.passkey.com/go/LightRailMeeting

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities
Contact Jonathan Chalon at 212.620.7224, jchalon@sbpub.com for details.

Questions?
Contact us at 212.620.7205, conferences@sbpub.com.

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Culture, Climate, and Change: How social factors shape the climate dialogue
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Culture, Climate, and Change: How social factors shape the climate dialogue

Join ESLC for an in-depth exploration of the social factors that influence opinions, beliefs, and perceptions of climate change on the Eastern Shore. Participants will gain an appreciation for how our region's rich cultural landscape shapes the dialogue - or lack thereof - about how we respond to climate risks. Participants will also learn ways to speak effectively, accurately, and confidently about climate change.

The first 70 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of "How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate" by Andrew Hoffman, a professor of business and sustainability at the University of Michigan.

Continental breakfast will be provided.

Tickets in link below.

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Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference

Overview of the Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference

In November 2016, over 30 Burning Man Regional Contacts, board members, producers and department leads of Regional events, theme camp leaders and other Burning Man and local community leaders from around the region gathered together to share ideas, best-practices, inspire and learn from each other during the first Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. This April, we are excited to host the second annual Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD. The MALC will consist of two full days of programming to promote knowledge exchange, skill enhancement, community development and relationship building. We are particularly excited to partner with the Baltimore Burner and creative arts community to bring you a fantastic conference. FirePony Creative Society* is proud to be the sponsor for this event. Stay update to date about the MALC – join the newsletter letter here. * FirePony Creative Society is the new trade name for Playa del Fuego, Inc.

Is MALC right for me?

The MALC is for anyone who is leadership-curious, ready to take their leadership skills to the next level, or is comfortable in their leadership skin and ready to share their knowledge. Side effects may include an increased feeling of belonging to a global community, big crazy dreams, and an uncontrolled impulse to make the world around you awesome. 

Conference Objectives:

  • Discover the impact the Burning Man Network is having all over the world, and how we, as individual community leaders, fit into the larger picture.
  • Discuss the specific successes and challenges we have and continue to face as a Burner community in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
  • Discover just-in-time skills, tools and resources that can be used to foster community-based support and growth.
  • Elevate how we can take what we continue to learn from our Burn community and use it to build/grow our local communities.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 19: Conference Attendees Meet-and-Greet 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Tir Na Nog Irish Bar & Grill 

Friday, April 20:  MALC Day 1 Coffee, Networking, Lunch, and Check-in 11:00am – 1pm   Conference Programming: 1:00pm – 6:30pm Informal Happy Hour – 6:30 – 8:30pm at BluePit BBQ 

Saturday, April 21: MALC Day 2 Breakfast and Registration: 8:00-9:00am Conference Programming: 9:00-6:00pm Networking Gathering: 6:00 – 7:30pm MALC Tickets include admission to Spectrum: An Immersive Light Experience, hosted by Creative Labs and Camp Beemore – 9pm

Sunday April 22:  Travel or Sight Seeing Day! Burner Brunch in Baltimore (possible) The Renwick Museum’s exhibit “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” in nearby Washington, DC The American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore.

Workshop and Plenary Topics

We are thrilled to announce two special guest speakers from the Burning Man Project:

Michael Mikel (Danger Ranger)
“The Five Ages of Burning Man”

Join Danger Ranger for a comprehensive examination of Burning Man’s 30-year history, and how it evolved as it was affected by external and internal forces. This insightful, and often humorous, audio-visual presentation by one of the founders of Burning Man is not to be missed.

Meghan “Megs” Rutigliano
“Global Network Overview and Future Visioning”

Join Meghan “Megs” Rutigliano for an overview of Burning Man’s Global Network. Megs has been working with the Regional Network since 2008 and has lead a total of 15 conferences for Burning Man Project from the Global Leadership Conferences in San Francisco Bay Area to the annual Burning Man European Leadership Summit which has happened in Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm and Nantes, France (April 5-8, 2018). Megs has a deep passion for thinking about how our Global Network can grow and scale sustainably. She will present findings from recent research that the Regionals Team has done about the network, which officially includes 300 Regional Contacts across 40 countries, 85 regional events, and an ever-growing community of doer, dreamers, and makers. She’ll also share research conducted over the past two years on how other global creative networks work, and plans to present and discuss findings and ideas with MALC participants. Together we’ll explore the following questions: How do creative networks approach programming, network leadership, leadership convenings and knowledge sharing? How do creative networks scale and what are the tools, approaches and learnings that might be useful to integrate into Burning Man’s approach to global network cultivation?

 

Session Titles and Descriptions:

  • Applying for Art Grants and Managing Art Projects: A Ten Principles Approach – Speaker: Juniper. This highly participatory workshop is designed to develop skills and knowledge about writing an art grant and managing a project. We will consider strategies for incorporating the ten principals into all phases of the process. Participants with all levels of experience (and half-baked art project ideas) are welcome to attend.
  • Volunteer Management: How to Attract and Retain Talent – Speakers: Theresa Champagne and Millie McMillan. How do you pull people, especially new burners or new-to-your-camp burners, into the connective tissue of your community. How do you ensure you have the proper resources and (wo)man power to resource your projects and playa offerings? How do you keep people from burning out? How do you attract and retain talent? How do you leverage prebates and rebates? Answer these questions in more with a workshop featuring theme camp leaders from Pink Heart and Disorient.
  • The Thing About Logistics and Technology and How It Impacts Planning and Theme Camps. Speakers: Jenn Richter, Charles Plank, Theresa Champagne. There isn’t a playbook to running a camp or bringing a collective vision to life on the playa, but many long-time theme camps have developed practices to streamline energy use and to support a strong communal effort on playa. Learn from camp leads who build infrastructure and support the incoming of international campers, from power and grid plans to getting camp assets from regions around the world to the playa.
  • Develop Your Organization With Intention – Speakers: Patty Simonton and MonsterYou’ve landed on your next big idea. Maybe you’re planning an event, or a large theme camp, or want to create a new nonprofit. Now what? Join us for a high-level overview of organizational structures and management strategies, and a practical discussion about the need to institutionalize accountability into the fabric of your organization. In the first part, we’ll talk about when and why you should consider forming a legal entity and whether you want to be a non-profit, walk through some of the pros and cons of C Corps, S Corps, and LLCs, and discuss some of what it takes to ensure you are in compliance. In the second part, we’ll address board structure, roles and responsibilities, and ideas to help you establish a sustainable organization.
  • People of Color in Alternative Spaces – Speakers:  Ursula Wright and Ajshay Barber. A panel and community discussion about the experience of people of color* in “alternative” social spaces**. We would like to include a wide array of people and perspectives so as to have an open and honest discussion, and to provide a safe space for people to engage with the one another. *”People of color” includes black, brown, Middle Eastern, Latino, Asian, Native American- basically someone who identifies as a person of color. **”Alternative spaces” includes the Burning Man/regional communities, but also may include a variety of other subcultural spaces- i.e. the LGBTQ community, the flow arts community, electronic music community, etc.
  • We Become the Stories We Tell – Speaker: Kristin Pedemonti. We become the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves + the stories we consume, share and tell. These stories impact how we see self, interact with others and navigate the world around us.We have power, control and choice over these stories and can revise our life narrative to better reflect who we truly are. This hands-on workshop provides insights, tips, tools and techniques to serve you to 1st be aware of the stories you are telling yourself about yourself and then be able to begin to revise and retell a new narrative to better serve you and others.
  • Bringing Art and Performance to Your City – Speakers: Joshua Carroll, Jessica Reid, Kyle Rasmussen, and Sam Stevens. Organizers who have created playa-inspired artistic programming in their local communities will describe the challenges and successes from their experiences and give guidance on how to facilitate art and performance in your community. Group discussion will follow, bring your experience and knowledge too!
  • Practicing Consent Through Dance – Speakers: Emma Kaywin and Kira Stein. In this hour-long workshop, we will engage in a series of short (3-5 minute) dance exercises, either in pairs or the full group, to explore and practice our verbal and nonverbal consent skills. Come ready to move and discuss!
  • Implementing Consent Initiatives in Intentional Communities. Moderator: Kira Stein, Panelists: Emma Kaywin, JR Russ, and Maddie Sharp.  Panelists will share their lessons learned and lead a conversation about best practices implementing consent initiatives in their communities.
  • Burners Without Borders – Civic Ignition Grant Workshop. Facilitator: Millie McMillan Help make the decisions for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference Civic Ignition grants, and learn more about the process during this workshop. We’ll use grant submissions as material to review and workshop while discussing best practices that can be applied in other civic grant programs.
  • Being a Burner in 2018 – Theresa Champagne and David Koren. The culture of Burning Man and our interaction with the mainstream is evolving. In this world cafe, everyone will participate and explore what it means to be a burner. What does it means to be a burner today, to have shared this experience we’ve all shared? What is essential to carry forward and what are we making room for? How do you, within your community, continue to build the foundation and culture you’ve set while radically including new people and new ideas? This culture belongs to all of us, and we get to decide, collectively, where we take it next to have an impact on the world.
  • Burners in Action: Activism in and around the Burner Community – Facilitators: Millie McMillan and Steph Compton. We build temporary cities such as Burning Man and many regional events across the globe creating inspiring places to explore people, activities, art, and experiences that may be scarce in our extended and local communities beyond these temporary cities. So how can our daily lives in our extended and local communities pay homage to our experiences together in the temporary cities. How can we use our experience and socio-cultural revolution to inform and inspire? How do we build conscious counterculture, and shift our extended and local communities in a more humane, peaceful and sustainable direction?
  • Building an Intentional CommunitySpeaker: Marvin Roxas. Businesses, corporations, and groups from all different societies and beliefs talk about communities. Some communities seem to form accidentally while others seem to come about organically. This workshop is a basic introduction that introduces participants to a few basic strategies that could be used to build an intentional community of creatives and burners through both anecdotal and researched evidence.
  • Event Management Structures – Hierarchical and Flat TeamsSpeakers: Myra Sinnott and Patty Simonton. Our community knows how to host events, and sometimes the organizational structure behind these events take the shape of an event planning team. Let’s chat about how different event management teams impact decision making, volunteer retention, and the event itself.
  • Cultivating Creative Art Spaces and Culture – Speakers: Richard Best, Beau Turner, and Mark Shays. In an age where everyone is fighting for limited resources and art funding, how do you inspire collaboration in and among your community? Learn firsthand how Richard Best of Baltimore’s Creative Labs, Beau Turner of Norfolk’s 757 Makerspace, and Mark Shays of New Orlean’s Elephant Collective are helping to establish, build and grow a community of artists, builders and collaborators in shared creative spaces. They will offer insights into some of the challenges they’ve faced, discuss what it means to be a DIY community, share how their business models operate, and highlight the importance of demonstrating and measuring the value of these collaborative spaces. Most importantly, the second half of this session will be an opportunity for you to ask questions, so come prepared with what you want to ask!
  • Radical Vulnerability – Facilitator: Monster. The idea of this workshop is to share with a small group (no more than a dozen or so people) some of the struggles you are facing as a leader and to allow yourself to be vulnerable. Unlike other workshops, participants are asked to keep everything that is said confidential within the group. Each group will have a facilitator, who is simply there to ensure that everyone present has a chance to share. This session was developed by a GLC participant and brought to the MALC in November 2016. 
  • Leadership Development – Mentor Program Roundtable. Facilitator: Patty Simonton. Would the Burning Man community benefit from a mentoring program? What would it look like? Is there interest? Join us for a roundtable discussion and let’s talk about how we can do a better job of proactively identifying, recruiting, empowering, training, and mentoring our community leaders.
  • Spaces and Values: Development without Displacement – Facilitator: David Koren, with panelists: Eric Stephensen and Neil Takemoto. Our creative culture has grown to a point where we are now a broad constellation of organizations, entities, and movements that share similar values. At the same time, our values (broadly based on participation and inclusion) have been tested by recent political and community events and its aftermath. It’s time to think big about socially conscious real estate development. It is a time when we need to work together to better articulate our values, develop plans for how to advance the causes we care about, and reach out to and communicate with those who may not understand or be aligned with our “movement of movements.”

REGISTER HERE.

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Women and Urban Planning in the National Capital Area
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Women and Urban Planning in the National Capital Area

Are you looking for inspirational stories to rejuvenate you this spring? Please join the NCAC-APA in a panel discussion with women who are leading urban planning efforts in the National Capital Area. This panel will showcase women in planning leadership and discuss their current projects, workplace dynamics, and stories of persistence and perseverance. This event will take place on Thursday, April 19th at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street with a networking reception beginning at 6 pm. Let’s celebrate our leaders!

 

6-7 pm: Networking Reception

7-8 pm: Panel

8-8:30 pm: Q&A

 

Panelists (full bios)

  • Marye Wells-Harley - former Montgomery Planning Board Member, Retired Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation

  • Ruth Hoang - Vice President of Development, The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC)

  • Elena Romero - Principal, Axis Architecture

  • Merrill St. Leger-Demian - Principal, SmithGroup

  • Arlova J. Vonhm - Zoning Adminstrator, Arlington County

 

Panel is moderated by Third Wave Urbanism podcast host and Director of Think.Urban, Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman.

Registration includes light appetizers and one drink ticket.

** 1.5 AICP CM Credits approved! **

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Professional Development Institute
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Professional Development Institute

  • Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Call for Speakers! The Morgan State Student Planning Department is hosting their Professional Development Institute (PDI) on Thursday. April 19th, at the Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS). This event is free and open to the public.

Those interested in becoming a speaker, please contact: jewei1@morgan.edu.

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2018 AIA Baltimore and BAF Spring Design Lecture Series: Co-Creation
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

2018 AIA Baltimore and BAF Spring Design Lecture Series: Co-Creation

FREE to attend, registration required. Lecture begins at 6:00 pm followed by a reception.

REGISTER NOW

This year’s Spring Design Lecture Series theme is Empowerment, Access, Co-Creation, Ethics. At the core of many of our social challenges is an asymmetrical power dynamic. This series explores the role of power in design and what it looks like for designers to facilitate its redistribution.

19 April 2018: Co-Creation

Hector is an urban design, planning & civic arts studio whose work shows how social relations and conflicts materialize through the design process. Hector partner Damon Rich was awarded a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, recognizing him as “a designer and urban planner creating vivid and witty strategies to help residents exercise power within the public and private processes that shape our cities.”

Event Logistics

Lectures are held at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Falvey Hall of the Brown Center.

Public Transit:
The lecture location is within walking distance of several public transit options including:
-UB/Mount Royal Light Rail Stop
-Circulator Bus (Purple Line) at N. Charles and Mount Royal Avenue
-Penn Station: Amtrak/MARC

Parking:
100 free parking spots will be available in the RK&K parking lot at 81 W Mosher St, Baltimore. The lot is located at the east end of Mosher Street, one block east of Mt. Royal Avenue and accessible from the northbound lane only. The lot will close at 9pm.

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Planning Politics and the Public Interest: Lessons Learned in Montgomery County
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Planning Politics and the Public Interest: Lessons Learned in Montgomery County

  • Coblentz Seminar Room, Hood College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Royce Hanson is a recognized leader and author in land use policies in the nation, with much of his expertise gained from his experiences with constituents of our southern neighbor, including those developing land for homes and businesses and others committed to protecting natural lands and lifestyles. Hence, his insights are highly appropriate for the on-going decisions we in Frederick now face.

Dr. Hanson will be presenting a seminar at Hood College sponsored by the Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies on April 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Coblentz Hall Seminar Room. The seminar is free and open to the public. Dr. Hanson will address audience questions following the lecture. Please join us!

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What Does E-Commerce Mean For Cities?
Apr
12
3:30 PM15:30

What Does E-Commerce Mean For Cities?

While E-commerce has disrupted many industries, its future impact on urban areas remains unclear. Coverage in the media suggests an all-out retail apocalypse -- is that likely? Panelists Melina Cordero, Americas Head of Retail Research, CBRE, Ballston BID CEO Tina Leon, and Developer Walt Petrie discuss how cities will respond to the changes wrought by the internet.

Please RSVP using this link. We look forward to seeing you at this and our other upcoming events

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Women Who Lead: Citizen Activism and Urban Planning
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Women Who Lead: Citizen Activism and Urban Planning

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-who-lead-citizen-activism-and-urban-planning-tickets-43351051161

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council and Columbia Association invite you to a screening of a particularly prescient woman who started a revolution in urban planning.

In 1960, Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities explored the consequences of modern reconfiguration of cities, sending shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds. Jacobs activism involved many fights in mid-century New York to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city.

“Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. This film sets out to examine New York City of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions to educate decision makers and make change for livable streets in their communities.

This is the first on a series of events being planned on the topic of “Women Who Lead”. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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Save The Date! Circulator Bus Crawl - Purple Route
Mar
16
to Mar 17

Save The Date! Circulator Bus Crawl - Purple Route

Ridemore Mass Transit and Emerging Planners Group of APA - MD are teaming up with the ladies of Wine.Dine.Repeat for a bus bar crawl and its FREE! We'll be utilizing the Purple Route of the Charm City Circulator which is free all day every day! 

Stop 1: Parts & Labor - Arrive by 6
Stop 2: Pen & Quill - Arrive by 730
Stop 3: The Brewer's Art (Downstairs) - Arrive by 9
Last Stop: Wayward - Arrive by 11

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Post Disaster Planning in Ellicott City: Is Past Prologue?
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Post Disaster Planning in Ellicott City: Is Past Prologue?

  • Howard County Historical Society Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

INFO: http://bit.ly/2CMIybu

Join APA-Maryland on Wednesday, January 31st at the Howard County Historical Society in Ellicott City from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a presentation and discussion on Post Disaster Planning in Ellicott City and a short presentation on APA-Maryland's new Work Program for 2018. Light refreshments will be served.

After the event we will gather at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company at 8308 Main Street in Ellicott City for some after-event socializing and networking.

This event will be eligible for one Certification Maintenance (CM) credit for AICP members.

Following the significant flooding of the historic Ellicott City Main Street in July of 2016, property owners, merchants, non-profits and the county have moved from disaster response to integrating disaster recovery into a long-term master plan for the area.

The Historic Ellicott City Main Street community is only 18 months removed from a flood of historic proportions. After the work of the county’s first responders was mostly complete, the work of longer term flood recovery began. Prior to the 2016 flood, the area was designated a Maryland Main Street as well as a Maryland Sustainable Community and was led by the Ellicott City Partnership. Ellicott City is also a designed historic district. Revitalization strategies were identified and these programs were in place. In between the immediate disaster response phase and the long-term planning phase, the County convened a series of community recovery meetings and formed the Community Advisory Group to create an effective link between intermediate disaster response and long-term planning.

The master plan is taking a fresh and creative look at long term flood mitigation strategies, land use, downtown parking, business/retail marketing strategies, urban design and placemaking, and transportation. Most importantly, it will define funding and implementation strategies and address Ellicott City at a watershed level in a way that many traditional master plans do not do. The result will be a comprehensive, community-driven vision for rebuilding a stronger and more resilient Ellicott City. The Master Plan process has included extensive public outreach through community workshops/meetings and the engagement of the Master Plan Advisory Team. Howard County, supporting transparency in the process, maintains a website hosting over a dozen prior studies, records of all the public workshops, and supports online engagement through surveys. The plan will be adopted as a general plan amendment in 2018 with an emphasis on implementation.

Event Speakers: Tom McGilloway, PLA, ASLA, Principal, Mahan Rykiel; and Peter G. Conrad, AICP, Deputy Director, Howard County Planning and Zoning

Image credit: Preservation Maryland (Ellicott City Flood Recovery, Frederick Rd.) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting
Jan
7
to Jan 11

Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting/AnnualMeeting.aspx?mc_cid=f0a290ebb0&mc_eid=0408d40b28

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting will be held January 7–11, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world.

The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2018 meeting: Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future.

The full 2018 program is available online now via the Interactive Program and the mobile app. You can see detailed information about more than 800 sessions and more than 500 committee and subcommittee meetings—viewing them chronologically or searching just for those with a specific subject category or key word.

In addition, you can view curated session charts that provide representative samplings of sessions for attendees with various specific interests. 

Registration is required for all Annual Meeting attendees. 

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Fall 2017 Super Jury (Morgan State University Planning)
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Fall 2017 Super Jury (Morgan State University Planning)

  • Morgan State University - CBEIS 235 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://baltimore.carpediem.cd/events/5369882-city-and-regional-planning-fall-2017-super-jury-at-morgan-state-university-school-of-architecture-planning/

It is my pleasure to invite you to our biannual superjury presentations on Thursday evening December 14 from 5:30-8:30 pm in CBEIS 235 (Co+In Lab) - see the attached poster. Our super jury is our semester-culminating event where students from various classes present their work. The event gives students (and their faculty) an opportunity to hear your feedback and critique, and provides them with an entree into the professional world. It also provides you with a modest opportunity to impact the careers of Baltimore's future planners and shape our evolving program. Plus the dialogue is always stimulating! 

This semester we'll get a taste of the Waverly Future Plan from the Housing and Land Development course and then delve into the work of the 2nd Year Planning Studio for the Pen Lucy, WIlson Park and Wrenlane neighborhoods. Finally, we'll get to see two excellent capstone project presentations, one that assesses the full potential of urban agriculture in Baltimore; and a second that provides an intimate, street-level view of unsheltered homelessness in Baltimore and considers implications with the aim of creating a more humane city.

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Brookings: The new localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Brookings: The new localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism

  • The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-attend-new-localism-cities?utm_campaign=Economic%20Studies&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58477040

In their new book “The New Localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism,” (Brookings Press, 2017) urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Katz and Nowak tell stories of the cities that are on the vanguard of problem solving. Out of these stories emerge new norms of growth, governance, and finance and a path toward a more prosperous, sustainable, and inclusive society. Katz and Nowak imagine a world in which urban institutions finance the future through smart investments in innovation, infrastructure and children and urban intermediaries take solutions created in one city and adapt and tailor them to other cities with speed and precision. As Katz and Nowak show us in “The New Localism,” “Power now belongs to the problem solvers.”

On Wednesday, December 6, Bruce Katz will discuss his new book, “The New Localism: How cities can thrive in the age of populism,” during a special conversation with co-author Jeremy Nowak and New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Tom Friedman.

After the session, Katz and Nowak will take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing. Books purchased at the event will be 20 percent off.

This event will be live webcast. Online viewers may send in questions on Twitter using #NewLocalism.

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Maryland Planning Commissioners Association 2017 Annual Conference
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Maryland Planning Commissioners Association 2017 Annual Conference

EVENT INFO

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association is pleased to host the 2017 conference at the Tidewater Inn, Easton, Maryland. This year will feature planning commission training and 1-1/2 days of current topical sessions. The conference cost of $125 for attendees, and $45 for guests, includes the conference, Thursday Banquet, and Friday meals.

 

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