Maryland APA

The Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association

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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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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DesignDC 2018: Constructing an Equitable Future
Oct
2
to Oct 4

DesignDC 2018: Constructing an Equitable Future

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

This year’s DesignDC conference theme is Constructing an Equitable Future. The conference will analyze the role of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in creating working, playing, and living spaces open to all regardless of ability, income-level, or age.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Affordable housing
  • Designing for the differently-abled or aging populations
  • Creating healthier, more resilient, places to live, work and play
  • Practice and project management
  • New tools and strategies including data mining and virtual reality technology

Proposals can range from buildings to interiors and urban plans to landscapes. They can be about in-firm solutions, project goals, or concerns on a regional or global scale. Preference will be given to those presentations that best fit the theme. The DesignDC Committee is particularly interested in case studies in the region, local partnerships, and topics relevant to the Mid-Atlantic.

DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges posed by working in Metropolitan Washington for architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in the DC Metropolitan area. This three-day conference features two days of educational sessions and trade show exhibits at the Washington Convention Center, and a third day full of opportunities to tour projects across DC, MD, and VA. Earn AIA, GBCI, AICP, IIDA, and LACES credits at all three days of DesignDC.

Additional Links:

Find the agenda here.

Find the pricing here

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Maryland Planning Commissioner's Association 2018 Fall Conference
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Maryland Planning Commissioner's Association 2018 Fall Conference

SAVE THE DATE

35th Anniversary Maryland Planning Commissioner's Association Conference

If you're a planner, or member of  a planning commission or board of zoning appeals...

YOU'RE INVITED to attend the Maryland Planning Commissioner's Association 35th Annual Conference at the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg on Thursday and Friday, October 25th & 26th. Contact Danny Winborne (danny.winborne@montgomerycountymd.gov) for details. To register, contact Steve Allan (steven.allan@maryland.gov or call 410-767-4572).

SESSIONS:

  • A Better Maryland: The new state development plan
  • Planning commissioner ethics
  • 30 years of Kentlands
  • PC staff and your commission
  • Cultivating new commissioners
  • Coming down the pike: Maglev, AirBnB, tiny houses, drone deliveries, and driverless cars

SPECIAL EVENTS AND TOURS:

  • Kentlands
  • Washingtingtonian Center
  • Planning Commissioners Training Course
  • Open Meetings Act Training

 

 

 

 

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Baltimore Data Day
Jul
13
8:30 AM08:30

Baltimore Data Day

Sign up for the Keynote Address and Opening Session, "Workforce Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities," the day before (July 12th) by clicking here (Separate Registration Required): http://www.cvent.com/d/dgql50

About Baltimore Data Day

Baltimore Data Day is an annual workshop to help communities expand their capacity to use technology and data to advance their goals. At this 9th Annual Baltimore Data Day, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities and civic-minded technologists come together to see the latest trends in community-based data and learn how other groups are using data to support and advance constructive change. Baltimore Data Day is structured around a series of "how to" interactive workshops in which people who work with data will explain what data is available, how to access data, and why data can be actionable for communities.

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USDA/DOE Workshop to Explore Vertical Agriculture,  Sustainable Urban Ecosystems
Jun
27
to Jun 28

USDA/DOE Workshop to Explore Vertical Agriculture, Sustainable Urban Ecosystems

  • USDA South Building, Thomas Jefferson Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Public welcome to attend morning sessions; advance reservations required

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy will host a workshop on “Innovation and Design in Vertical Agriculture and Sustainable Urban Ecosystems” on June 27-28 in Washington, DC. The workshop will be held at the Thomas Jefferson Auditorium at USDA Headquarters at 1400 Independence Ave. SW in Washington.

Representatives from the public and private sectors will identify and discuss challenges, opportunities and possibilities associated with vertical agriculture and sustainable urban ecosystems. The public is invited to attend morning sessions – which run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jun 27, and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 28. However, you must RSVP by June 17 to attend. To RSVP, please go online to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-design-vertical-agriculture-and-sustainable-urban-ecosystems-tickets-44896966034 .

A growing world population, accompanied by increased demands on the food supply and increased urbanization, is driving efforts to develop engineering and agricultural innovations within urban systems to sustainably help meet future needs. Vertical agriculture operations could augment production while offering lower emissions, higher-nutrient produce, and reduced water usage and runoff. And placing vertical farms in the context of a renewable urban ecosystem - where one industry’s waste is another’s raw material - could stimulate sustainable economic growth.

Speakers at the public sessions during the two-day workshop include (More detailed information is available online at https://www.ree.usda.gov/2018_Vertical_Ag_Workshop): 

  • Dr. Sabine O’Hara, Dean and Director of Land-grant Programs for the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). CAUSES is building a cutting-edge model for urban agriculture that improves the quality of life and economic opportunity for urban populations.
  • Dr. Dickson Despommier, Emeritus Professor of Public and Environmental Health at Columbia University. Despommier is widely considered to be the originator of the modern concept of vertical farming.
  • Dr. Raymond Wheeler, Plant Physiologist, NASA. As the lead for Advanced Life Support Research activities at the Kennedy Space Center, Wheeler has been studying ways to grow safe, fresh food crops efficiently off the Earth.
  • Dr. Weslynne Ashton, Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability, Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. She currently leads projects examining urban food system sustainability with Plant Chicago and the Chicago Food Policy Action Council.
  • Nate Storey, Chief Science Officer at Plenty, Inc., a private company that is building a global network of field-scale indoor farms.
  • Nick Starling, Chairman, Skyscraper Farm, LLC. Nick is the world’s foremost vertical farming economist.  He has researched vertical farming since 2011, and has discovered a variety of improvements needed to feed the world while dramatically reducing water usage and eliminating agricultural runoff.
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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, catered by Naval Bagels. 
*Please note if you need a vegetarian lunch on the eventbrite link, otherwise a non-vegetarian lunch will be provided.

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

The Maryland Thespians will use skits to demonstrate some of the challenges professional planners face in their daily work. While many times the ethical choice is obvious, there are decisions planners make every day where the ethical choice is not so obvious, where aspirational principles compete with each other. The Maryland Thespians will use humor to demonstrate these challenges. Planners will observe some situations where they must navigate through difficult relationships and chose their paths with care and tactfulness. This training is designed to teach Planners to be thoughtful in their interactions.

Two skits will be presented, each followed by facilitated discussion where the AICP Code of Ethics will be used to evaluate our actors’ behaviors and choices. One scenario will focus will focus on how planners balance fair housing obligations and the need for affordable housing with the public involvement in the development process. The other, on a public sector planner transitioning to the private sector. Audience participation is required!

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

This session will serve to both inform Chapter members about the "A Better Maryland" planning process and allow members to give feedback that will help MDP further refine its analysis and establish preliminary recommendations for the next round of outreach. Members will learn strategies for collecting citizen input, including a live demonstration of instant polling technology.

3:15PM-4:45PM Addressing the Missing Middle with Yimby Zoning: Philip C. Dales CM Law Credit 1.5

This session offers a review of two current movements trending nationally - the YIMBY movement and the form-based code movement. The first part of the session will highlight the recent growth of "Yes In My Back Yard" groups, summarizing the views YIMBY members have expressed, and describing some of the civic, legislative, and legal actions they have taken. The second segment will provide an overview of fundamental form-based code principles and highlight several award winning FBCs, including the nearby Columbia Pike Code in Arlington, Virginia. Ultimately, the session will present each topic independently rather than explicitly drawing a connection between the two trends. As each topic is separately presented, however, key aspects will be brought into focus which may suggest certain shared values or potential synergies between the two, aiming to provoke thought, reflection, and discussion amongst attendees. 

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Regulatory Barriers and Affordable Housing
Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

Regulatory Barriers and Affordable Housing

On June 21, HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research will host a lively exchange on the relationship between affordable housing and regulatory barriers.

A panel of researchers and practitioners will discuss the land use zoning and regulations, permitting processes, and “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) opposition that research points to as primary causes of restricted housing supply and increased housing costs. The panel will explore a variety of state and local policies that attempt to overcome these barriers to affordable housing, including expedited permitting, loosened parking requirements, zoning for accessory dwelling units, and by-right development, as well as a market-based approach to developing housing affordable to entry-level workers that does not involve public subsidies.

Opening Remarks

  • Todd Richardson, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

Keynote Speaker

  • Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Update on U.S. Housing Market Conditions

  • Kevin Kane, Chief Housing Market Analyst, Economic Market Analysis Division

Discussion: Regulatory Barriers and Affordable Housing

  • Todd Richardson, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Moderator

  • Ed Pinto, Codirector, AEI Center on Housing Markets and Finance

  • Eric Shaw, Director, Washington, DC Office of Planning

  • Lisa Sturtevant, Senior Visiting Fellow, ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing

Please join PD&R in person at HUD headquarters or via webcast on June 21, 2018, to take part in this important conversation on how communities can address critical housing affordability challenges.

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9th Annual BAF Schamu Golf and Auto Classic
Jun
18
11:00 AM11:00

9th Annual BAF Schamu Golf and Auto Classic

Join BAF for a day of golf and an evening car show and cocktail reception.

Golf and Car Show & Cocktail Reception: $250 | Car Show & Cocktail Reception Only: $75

REGISTER NOW

SCHEDULE

11:00 am – Golf registration opens
11:30 am – Range opens and buffet lunch is served
1:00 pm – Tee-off
5:00 pm – Car Show & Cocktail Reception

Dust off your mashie, buff your niblick, and iron your plus-fours! Join the Baltimore Architecture Foundation at the Elkridge Club for a classic golf outing, car show and good time in support of The Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

Golf attire required for golfers: Collared shirts, no steel spikes.

Car Show & Cocktail Reception included with golf ticket.

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Neighborhood BusinessWorks in Baltimore!
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Neighborhood BusinessWorks in Baltimore!

Neighborhood BusinessWorks (NBW) is a Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development program with a $50 million a year finance opportunity that can be used to support Maryland’s small businesses. This event is designed to share information about what NBW does and how it can be used as a financing tool to complete your economic development projects!

Join us at Union Collective, which was financed with Neighborhood BusinessWorks.  This 138,000 sq. ft. warehouse is the future home for manufacturing and creative businesses anchored by favorite beer makers UNION Craft Brewing.  
 
This is your opportunity to get the details on a valuable funding source that is available to assist you in enriching your community. 

Speakers include: 

- Aisha Taylor, Neighborhood BusinessWorks
- Colleen Cord-Malone, Neighborhood BusinessWorks
- Adam Benesch, Union Craft Brewing/Union Collective
- Jon Constable, Seawall Development
- Kevin Atticks, Grow & Fortify

This event is June 15, from 12pm to 4pm at Union Collective, 1700 W. 41st Street in Baltimore.

Space is limited, register today!

Cost for MEDA members is $25 and non-members is $50. This does include lunch and the tour.

REGISTER HERE.

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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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The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board First Annual Transportation Fair
Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board First Annual Transportation Fair

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board invites you to join them for their 1st Annual Transportation Fair on Tuesday, June 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Stop by for a chance to win prizes, get a free EZ pass transponder, learn how to put a bike on an MTA bus rack, and snag some fun swag! Bring the kids too as we will have a kids fun station. 

This is your chance to give input on a $3.2 Billion regional transportation planchat with local and regional transportation planners, and learn about your transportation choices, Rideshare, Guaranteed Ride Home and more!

Participating Organizations include:

  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Baltimore Metropolitan Council
  • Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
  • Carroll County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Maryland Department of Planning
  • Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Maryland Transit Administration
  • Maryland Transportation Authority
  • Metro RideShare

REGISTER HERE.

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Maryland - Potomac ASLA Regional Conference
Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

Maryland - Potomac ASLA Regional Conference

Landscape Architecture in the Civic Spac

Session I: Climate Adaption - Doug Parsons - Host at America Adapts - The Climate Change Podcast

Session II: Urban Design, Equity, and Resiliency Panel Discussion - Vaughn Perry, Monica Streeper - Neighborhood Design Center

Session III: Vegetative Roof System Assembly - Marty Jakovics - Tremco

Session IV: Dredging the Future - Isaac Hametz - Mahan Rykiel Associates

Session V: Native, Urban Trees, and Climate Change: Are We Prepared? - Allan Fenner - SavATre

Session VI: Contracting in the Civic Space - Jack Neil - Jack Neil Associates

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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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Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Public Workshop
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Public Workshop

  • Prince George's County Sports Learning Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced a Public Meeting to update and get input on the 2019 Update of the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan outlines a 20-year vision for biking and walking in Maryland and is updated every 5 years in conjunction with an update to the statewide transportation plan: 2040 Maryland Transportation Plan. The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Prince George's County Sports Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD.

For more information, please visit www.mdot.maryland.gov/newMDOT/Planning/Bike_Walk/Bike_Ped_Plan_Update.html.

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D Conversation on Penn Ave Black Arts and Entertainment District
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

D Conversation on Penn Ave Black Arts and Entertainment District

Design Conversation #92

Pennsylvania Ave. Main Street:
Tactical urbanism to pave the way for Baltimore’s new Black Arts and Entertainment District

Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street is hosting a day of service along Pennsylvania Avenue in collaboration with ESPN’s The Basketball Tournament. Learn about Main Streets, their projects, then collaborate on low-cost, high-impact improvements to public space on the avenue.

Participants will hear an overview of Pennsylvania Ave. Main St. and then break out into groups to develop strategies/designs for public space improvement. Breakout groups are:

  • Planting plan
  • streetlamp banner design
  • cohesive color palette/plan
  • marketing

 

 

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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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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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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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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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2018 Reinventing Our Communities Conference in Baltimore
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

2018 Reinventing Our Communities Conference in Baltimore

Join us for the 2018 Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity conference, conveningOctober 1–3, 2018, at the Hilton Baltimore. At the heart of our community development mission is the goal of helping neighborhoods and individuals to reach their full potential and to share in the vitality of the U.S. economy. Investing in opportunity requires building and mobilizing four types of capital as a means to promote economic mobility: financial, human, physical and social capital. This conference will focus on all four.

Register now for Reinventing Our Communities.

This year’s event is cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Richmond and the Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative. View the conference agenda to see the lineup of plenaries and diverse workshops.

Cosponsors also include the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York and St. Louis, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Enterprise and FHLBank Pittsburgh.

To follow us on Twitter and to get conference updates, use @RichFedComDev and #Reinventing18.

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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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