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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CALL FOR PAPERS and DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION
Aug
15
to Oct 15

CALL FOR PAPERS and DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION

CALL FOR PAPERS and DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION
Deadline October 15, 2018
56th International Making Cities Livable Conference on
A Healthy City for ALL
Portland, OR, June 17-21, 2019

We rejoice that many cities now are becoming more healthy, by making great improvements in sociable, walkable, and bike-friendly streets, public transit, fine-grained mixed use, high density, human scale housing, and access to community places, nature and healthy food. At this conference we are looking to present the best models around the world in presentations and in the design competition. 

The BIG challenge is that these goals are not reaching the population groups most in need. The poorest neighborhoods suffer the greatest health problems. Moreover, many cities face an unprecedented housing affordability crisis, gentrification, and increasing homelessness. We especially want to hear from you - in presentations and in the design competition - if you are introducing innovative strategies to rein in housing commodification, improve poor neighborhoods, and end homelessness! 

Call for Papers:
Those wishing to give a presentation should submit a 250-word abstract for consideration before October 15, 2018. Please submit online, following the Call for Papers Guidelines on the web at: http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/56th-conference-portland/call-papers   
Please prepare proposals for blind peer review. Notification will be sent within 4 weeks of submission. Final accepted papers are due March 2019. Papers must be presented in person at the conference and will be published in the digital conference proceedings. Selected papers will also be published in eReports on focused topics.

Design Awards Competition:
For more details about the Design Awards Competition, please see:
http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/56th-conference-portland/design-awards-competition 
The 2019 IMCL Design Competition jury will consider all submissions that speak to Designing a Healthy City for All. Projects that emphasize Health, Equity, Community, and Sustainability are actively sought, and will be given particular consideration. The review procedure will be conducted by blind peer review.
To qualify, projects may be already constructed, or in design, but must be real projects commissioned with the intention to build.  There are no restrictions as to where these projects may be located.

Topics:
Paper proposals and design projects are invited from practitioners and scholars in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban affairs concerned with the following issues:
•       Planning a high density, human scale, mixed use urban fabric
•       Sustainable, equitable housing
•       Inclusionary housing, shared equity, and land trusts
•       Designing affordable family housing in the city
•       Ending homelessness
•       Combatting inequitable gentrification
•       Transforming suburbs into walkable neighborhoods
•       Community participation

•       Urban pedestrian networks, bicycle planning, buffered bikeways
•       Complete streets, green streets, greening urban arterials
•       Hospitable streets
•       Public Places for Social Life
•       Multi-functional city and neighborhood squares
•       Promoting the urban forest: incidental nature: streets, walls, roofs
•       Restoring urban watercourses/streams/rivers

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APA's 2018 Policy and Advocacy Conference
Sep
23
to Sep 25

APA's 2018 Policy and Advocacy Conference

September 23-25 | Washington, D.C.

Connect with planners and officials on important planning policy issues and expand your network.

Advocate for stronger communities by speaking out on legislative issues that affect planning.

Learn how to address planning policy issues at both the federal and local levels.

  • Date:  Sept. 23, 2018 Time:  9:15 AM - 10:30 AM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

 

  • Get up to speed on the latest in advocacy and communications with this year's optional pre-conference training selections.

    Activity ID: #9153131 

  • Training (three concurrent sessions)

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2018 Time:  10:30 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

  • Get up to speed on the latest in advocacy and communications with this year's optional pre-conference training selection.

    Activity ID: #9153132 

  • All Leadership Luncheon and Planning Home Training

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2018 Time:  12 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Learn how to effectively communicate to a variety of stakeholders that planning is a part of the solution to the nation's housing affordability crisis.

    Activity ID: #9153133 

  • Delegate Assembly

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2018 Time:  2 PM - 4 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Delegates from across the nation will convene to craft new policy guides addressing some of planning’s most pressing and essential concerns: social equity, transportation, and housing. Attend to contribute to APA’s policy positions and advance efforts to achieve universal access to opportunity.

    Activity ID: #9153135 

  • Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas: Land Value Capture for Infrastructure Finance

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2018 Time:  4:30 PM - 6 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    An expert panel will review land value capture as a tool for municipal infrastructure finance. Learn what land value capture is, understand how states and localities leverage select land value capture instruments, and hear examples of effective use of land value capture tools. Presented in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

    Activity ID: #9153136 

  • Opening Reception

    Date:  Sept. 23, 2018 Time:  6 PM - 7 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Network with colleagues, partners, and staff as we celebrate the opening of the 2018 Policy and Advocacy Conference. The reception is open to all conference attendees.

    Activity ID: #9153137 

  • Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

  • Federal Partner Breakfast

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  8 AM - 9 AM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Hear from and network with representatives from the federal agencies whose programs planners rely on locally every day. Breakfast will be provided.

    Activity ID: #9153142 

  • Plenary: Understanding Our Housing Crisis

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 10 AM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Housing affordability and other challenges are among the most pressing issues facing planners, policy makers, and local governments. This plenary session will examine the status of housing in the United States, with a close look at housing market trends ten years on from the Great Recession.

    Activity ID: #9153143 

  • Plenary: Impacts of Tax Reform on Housing and Economic Development

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  10:15 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    In late 2017, Congress enacted the most sweeping reform of the federal tax code in a generation. An expert panel will evaluate the tax law’s new Opportunity Zones, examine the impact on existing tools like Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and discuss where tax and tax-credit policy related to community and economic development may be headed.

    Activity ID: #9153145 

  • New Policy Frontiers for Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    This session will examine the state of federal AV legislation as well as ongoing rulemaking and guidance from U.S. DOT. Experts will discuss state-level activities and their likely impacts on both communities and the AV industry. Panelists also will highlight state and federal initiatives to help communities adopt and implement new smart cities and connected infrastructure technologies.

    Activity ID: #9153147 

  • Planning Home: State Housing Reform

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    From state statutes enabling local planning tools to vital funding and finance programs, states play a critical, and growing, role in housing policy. Increasingly, states are looking at changes to zoning and other local regulations with an eye toward addressing housing issues. This session will examine recent high-profile state legislative campaigns, and how housing will play a role in 2019.

    Activity ID: #9153146 

  • Luncheon Plenary: Pathways to Prosperity

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  12:30 PM - 1:45 AM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Our luncheon keynote will examine critical questions: How will we expand access to opportunity and prosperity in our cities, towns, and communities? What role can planning and new policy solutions play in driving inclusive growth, fueling equitable development, and building more just and prosperous places?

    Activity ID: #9153148 

  • Advancing Federal Resiliency and Hazard Policy

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  2 PM - 3 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Panelists will detail the status of critical federal issues ranging from reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program to the Digital Coast Partnership. Find out how state hazard-planning statutes stack up and where policy innovation is happening. Experts also will discuss advocacy approaches for advancing smarter policies and funding resiliency and hazard planning.

    Activity ID: #9153150 

  • Planning Home: Local Innovation

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  2 PM - 3 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Another key component of APA’s Planning Home action agenda is promoting innovations in local planning, codes, and policies. Cities are responding to housing challenges in new and important ways and this session will explore the landscape of local innovation. Attend to hear what communities are doing to make local plans and codes part of the housing solution.

    Activity ID: #9153149 

  • Planning Home: Funding, Finance, and Inclusive Growth

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  3:15 PM - 4:15 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    This session will feature in-depth discussion of how state, local, and federal policy makers are approaching housing-program issues that include funding, ensuring universal benefits from new development, and financing incentives and policies that support smart planning in both weak and strong housing markets. Examine the state of federal fair-housing policy and the future of HUD’s AFFH rule.

    Activity ID: #9153151 

  • What’s Next for Infrastructure Policy?

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  3:15 PM - 4:15 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    In Washington, recent funding bills have substantially expanded key infrastructure programs, and water and aviation bills have progressed. This session will examine what has changed, what might lie ahead in terms of funding and policy, and what states and localities are doing to fund infrastructure initiatives.

    Activity ID: #9153152 

  • Evening Plenary: Planners as Legislators and Leaders

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Celebrate leadership with a panel of planners who have gone on to serve as elected officials. Find how what motivated them, how planning inspired their work, and the lessons they have learned about influencing elected officials, changing policy, and electing champions for good planning.

    Activity ID: #9153153 

  • Evening Reception on Capitol Hill

    Date:  Sept. 24, 2018 Time:  6 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Join planners, elected officials, and their staffs on Capitol Hill to honor the planning stories in state and districts nationwide through APA's Great Places in America program. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

    Activity ID: #9153155 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

  • Breakfast Orientation

    Date:  Sept. 25, 2018 Time:  7 AM - 8 AM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Start the most important planning advocacy event of 2018 with a breakfast orientation on the day’s activities. Pick up your final meetings schedule, coordinate with meeting participants, and get helpful information for making your day on Capitol Hill easy and successful.

    Activity ID: #9153172 

  • Great Places in America Announcement

    Date:  Sept. 25, 2018 Time:  9:30 AM - 9:45 AM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Share in the exciting moment outside of Capitol Hill when APA President Cynthia Bowen, FAICP, announces the 2018 Great Places in America.

    Activity ID: #9153175 

  • Group picture on Capitol Hill

    Date:  Sept. 25, 2018 Time:  9:50 AM - 10 AM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Gather with your fellow advocates for a group photo behind the Capitol building before Planners’ Day meetings get underway.

    Activity ID: #9153176 

  • Meetings on Capitol Hill

    Date:  Sept. 25, 2018 Time:  10 AM - 4 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    APA will provide customized meeting itineraries for all participants to meet with their congressional representatives throughout the day. Participants also will have access to a mobile app programmed with full meeting details and support.

    Activity ID: #9153177 

  • Congressional Luncheon

    Date:  Sept. 25, 2018 Time:  12 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

    Cost Included in Registration

     

    Join fellow Planners’ Day participants for a special Capitol Hill luncheon featuring remarks by members of Congress and a special announcement.

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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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Farm Alcohol Producer Zoning in Carroll County
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Farm Alcohol Producer Zoning in Carroll County

Come join The Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association for an evening of wine and fun! Learn about local zoning codes and Farm Alcohol Producer Zoning in Carroll County.

This event is worth 1 CM Credit.

$10 on eventbrite for members and non members, no sales at door.

Bring your wallet because this is a cash bar event. 

Hope to see you there!

AGENDA:

6:00-6:30 PM Sign in and Mingle

6:30-7:30 PM Presentation

                       Opening Remarks – APA MD President Jim Palma

                       Welcome- Old Westminster Winery

                       County Presentation on Crafting Alcohol Farm Producer Zoning Code

                       Grow and Fortify Presentation on Alcohol Farm Producers

                       Question and Answer Session

7:30 – 8:00 PM Closing

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Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites you to join us for Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, September 27-29, 2018.

 This three-day symposium taking place at the museum in Washington, DC examines the activism, engagement, and impact of black architects and planners after Whitney M. Young, Jr.’s landmark 1968 address to the American Institute of Architects. It will bring together industry professionals, scholars and students, and luminaries of the era for thought provoking discussions about the achievements as well as challenges within architecture and planning over the past fifty years.

Why 1968? In June 1968, Whitney M. Young Jr., Executive Director of the National Urban League, delivered a landmark address to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He called for more diversity in the profession and challenged architects to act on critical issues facing urban communities. Following Young’s speech, new funding initiatives opened doors for minority students to pursue architecture and planning degrees in greater numbers. Also during this era, architect J. Max Bond Jr. mentored several students and shaped their commitments to social justice and community needs.

Given this rich context, the symposium asks:

  1. What can we learn from that pivotal era in the late 1960s?

  2. What are black architects and planners passionate about today?

  3. Who is leading the way forward, and how?

Speakers include: Sharon Egretta Sutton, Keynote Presentation; Carla Jackson Bell; Michael Ford; Toni L. Griffin; Zena Howard; Malo Hutson; Olalekan Jeyifous; Melvin L. Mitchell; Curtis Moody; Renee Kemp-Rotan; Richard Dozier; Sara Zewde, among others.

Symposium Overview

Thursday, Sept 27, 4:00pm - 8:30pm

  • Activism in Architecture and Planning: 1968 in Review

Friday, Sept 28, 8:45am - 7:30pm

  • Keynote Presentation

  • Building a Legacy

  • Designing for the Culture

  • Planning for Justice

Saturday, Sept 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm (at the National Museum of African Art)

  • Shifting the Lens: Diaspora Perspectives on Architecture and Design

Objectives

  • To bring greater visibility to black architects by sharing past achievements and current challenges as well as new passions and enduring commitments

  • To include planners in conversations about the work black architects and other design professionals undertake within the built environment

  • To highlight the projects and advocacy of architects and planners who seek to create just communities and more equitable spaces, thereby improving the quality of life for African Americans and others who have been adversely affected (historically and in the present) by discriminatory policies and practices shaping the built environment

  • To provide students and the general public opportunities to engage with design professionals, thereby making these professions more accessible and attractive career options for future practitioners

Registration opens after July 16. Since this event is open to the public, we anticipate seats will fill quickly. If you plan to attend, be sure to register on or close to the opening day. You may also share the symposium website with individuals who plan to attend, so they can be ready to register next week.

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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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National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit
Oct
5
to Oct 7

National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

  • UMD's School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

National Dialogue, Local Impact

CREATIVE PLACEMAKING AND CHANGE

Communities around the Washington, DC region are experiencing rapid changes that intersect with concerns for arts and cultural programming. This conference will discuss the ramifications of issues, such as gentrification, environmental instability, and the loss of cultural and historic assets to the region with the aim of developing creative solutions and strong community leadership through an engagement with the arts and design.


Interactive sessions will provide attendees with strategies to bring back to their own communities. Topics include artists and designers as change agents, public/private partnerships, grassroots change, placekeeping, zoning and policy, and advancing equity, social and environmental justice. Those interested in public policy, neighborhood change, urban and environmental planning, and social equity as advanced through Creative Placemaking are encouraged to register. 

Click HERE for more information on the Agenda and more!

REGISTRATION

Choose what's right for you!

EARLY BIRD PRICING SOLD OUT! Purchase rooms HERE.

Presented by

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

& ArtPlace America

Hosted by

University of Maryland

School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation

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Save the Date - Doors Open Baltimore 2018
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Save the Date - Doors Open Baltimore 2018

October 6 & 7 2018

Doors Open Baltimore returns this year with a full weekend of free architecture exploration! See over 50 buildings across the city and go on 30 guided tours of neighborhoods and buildings. It all happens October 6 & 7. 

The full list of sites will be available on www.doorsopenbaltimore.org in the coming weeks. Until then, follow the event in FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for announcements. We hope to see you there!

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Downtown Partnership of Baltimore - Annual Meeting 2018
Oct
18
4:30 PM16:30

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore - Annual Meeting 2018

  • One Light Street Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Downtown Partnership and the region's most influential business, government, and community leaders for our largest networking event of the year on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

2018 was a big year for development in Downtown neighborhoods as Charles Center saw new construction from the ground-up, alongside impressive conversions within existing buildings. To celebrate, Downtown Partnership is hosting our Annual Meeting at One Light Street, the new mixed-use project that was developed by Madison Marquette, designed by AECOM, built by Donohoe Construction, and serves as the new regional headquarters for M&T Bank. The evening will feature networking, guided tours of One Light, Downtown Baltimore Award presentations, and updates on The Partnership’s major initiatives.

Hundreds of business and community leaders have already registered - reserve your spot today.

WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018 
              4:30-5:30pm- Registration & Cocktail Hour
              5:30-6:30pm- Program & Awards
              6:30-7:30pm - Networking & Cocktails

WHERE: One Light Street

TICKETS: Members - $130  / Non-members - $185  
              
  Member block of 10: $1,170 / Non-Member block of 10: $1,665

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2018 Delaware APA Regional Conference
Oct
23
to Oct 24

2018 Delaware APA Regional Conference

  • Rehoboth Beach Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Planning 360: Economy, Environment and Health

Since 1999, the Delaware and Maryland Chapters of the American Planning Association have jointly organized an biannual regional planning conference known as the Delaware/Maryland (or Maryland/Delaware) APA Regional Conference. This year, Delaware is the sole conference organizer, so we have named the conference the 2018 Delaware APA Regional Conference.

Typically held in the Fall, the conference is one of the best learning experiences for APA/AICP members in the region. The conference features two days of high quality, hands-on and interactive sessions, mobile workshops, planning law and planning ethics presentations, member networking, vendor contacts, plus a few surprises.

For AICP members, this is a valuable experience to gain those much needed credits for Certification Maintenance. Whether you are an APA member, an AICP member, a student, or a person with an interest in the practice of Planning, this conference always delivers something for everyone!

The 2018 Delaware APA Regional Conference will be held at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on October 23-24, 2018.

We already have commitments from two major speakers, who will likely speak at our lunches and participate in follow-up in-depth sessions.

  • Georgia Sheridan, AICP, is a veteran planner from Los Angeles who also co-created and teaches a visual communications course at UCLA.  Georgia had perhaps the most popular session at last year's National APA Conference in New York, a session which explored ways planners can communicate better with the public using lessons from the advertising industry.  We are bringing her to Delaware to share her useful and fun insights.
  • Dr. Tim Chapin is Dean for the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University.  Tim is one of the leading national researchers on the impacts autonomous vehicles may have on future urban design.  His insights will help us to advantageously position our communities for the coming waves of autonomous vehicle deployments.

The conference is organized by volunteer APA Chapter members. Explore this website for details on the program and other activities

APA membership is not required for presenters or attendees of the conference.

We will be applying for AICP CM credits for most sessions.

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Mid-Atlantic Food Recovery Summit and 8th Annual Food Day
Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

Mid-Atlantic Food Recovery Summit and 8th Annual Food Day

  • Bowie State University, Wiseman Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SAVE THE DATE!

ABOUT THE SUMMIT:
Be a part of the continuing conversation about reducing wasted food in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. As awareness of the problem of wasted food increases, governments and businesses have developed ambitious goals to avoid surplus food and divert it to its highest and best uses. This summit will explore the magnitude of those goals and what will be needed to achieve them. Presentations will address gaps in food recovery infrastructure and innovative ways to bridge them; how to scale effective solutions to make meaningful progress toward goals; and strategies for food recovery across different sectors and within rural and urban areas. The Summit will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders for information, discussion, and networking, with the aim of increasing food recovery in the Mid-Atlantic.

WHEN & WHERE:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Bowie State University
Wiseman Student Center
14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715

MORE INFORMATION:
Stay tuned at www.bowiestate.edu/foodday for details, including speakers, agenda and Summit discussion topics.

EXHIBITS:
Interested in exhibiting your business, non-profit or project? Contact Dr. Anne Osano, aosano@bowiestate.edu for more information.

The Maryland Food Recovery Summit is a free event.

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35th Annual MPCA Conference
Oct
25
to Oct 26

35th Annual MPCA Conference

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is holding its 35th annual conference this fall. The MPCA conference committee invites you to join us in Gaithersburg on Thursday and Friday, October 25-26. The theme for this year is Citizen and Professional Planners: A Vital Partnership, and the agenda will stress the benefits and best practices of this collaboration. The MPCA decided on this theme following an outreach project in the summer of 2017, which demonstrated a strong desire of Maryland's Citizen Planners to work more effectively with professional staff in their jurisdictions. The MPCA believes this is an exciting area for growth and enhanced education.

The MPCA is your statewide educational organization for citizen planners, made up of municipal, county and regional planning commissioners and boards of zoning appeals members. The MPCA Board and its members strive to improve the quality of life for all Marylanders through planning, environmental protection, historic preservation, and growth management. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Baltimore, the MPCA is dedicated to the continuing education and professionalism of Maryland’s citizen planners. All members of a planning commission/board and/or board of appeals in Maryland counties and municipalities (incorporated cities, towns and villages) that exercise planning authority are automatically members of the MPCA.

The MPCA is still finalizing the 2018 conference agenda, but session topics will include:

  • Open Meetings Act Training

  • Resources for Revitalization and Redevelopment

  • Planning Commissioner Ethics and Ex Parte Communication

  • The A Better Maryland State Development Plan

  • Nuts and Bolts of Being a Planning Commissioner

City of Gaithersburg staff and other experts will also discuss the legacy of New Urbanism in Maryland, 30 years in, with a round table on Thursday, accompanied by a tour of the Kentlands, Crown, and Washingtonian developments.

The MPCA is partnering with the APA MD chapter on the Citizen and Professional Planners: A Vital Partnership training session on Friday afternoon, which will be eligible for 1.5 CM credits.

Please visit the conference website to learn more and to register.

planning.maryland.gov/Pages/YourPart/MPCA/mpcaconf.aspx

The conference will also include ample opportunities for networking and the sharing of lessons learned.

We hope to see you and your fellow board or commission members in Gaithersburg this October!

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Griffiths at 410-767-4553 or at joseph.griffiths@maryland.gov.

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35th Annual Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Conference
Oct
25
to Oct 26

35th Annual Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Conference

  • Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Citizen and Professional Planners: A Vital Partnership"

The MPCA Conference offers Planning Commissioners, Board of Appeals members and anyone interested in citizen planning an opportunity to learn, share experiences and exchange ideas.

The 35th annual conference topics will include (but not limited to) Citizen and Professional Planner Collaboration, Cultivating New Commissioners, A Better Maryland State Development Plan, Ethics, and the Open Meetings Act.

Conference Overview

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)

Thursday, October 25

Registration Opens
8 a.m. in the Hotel Lobby

Planning Commissioner and Board of Appeals Training
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The first day of the conference includes the Planning Commissioner Training Course* that satisfies the requirements of the law. This course is a must for new commissioners and board members. The training is free and is beneficial for experienced commissioners as well as those interested in learning more about citizen planning. Anyone wishing to take the free training only and not attend the conference are welcome to register. The class will begin at 10 a.m.
*The training is free but registration is required:
Register for the training course at this link

Open Meetings Act Training
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presented by the Academy of Excellence.

Panel Discussion: Thirty Years of New Urbanism
1:50 to 2:00 p.m.

Tours of Kentlands, The Crown and the RIO Washingtonian Center
A tour of these three examples of thoughtful mixed-use planning in Gaithersburg will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday Evening Reception and Dinner
6 p.m.
Start the conference at the Reception and Dinner. This is included in the fee for attendees.

Friday, October 26

The specifics of the Friday conference program will be announced but we expect that the following session topics will be covered. As is the tradition of the MPCA conference, it promises a full day of back-to-back sessions packed with useful information on timely topics including:

    • A Better Maryland: The new state development plan
    • Nuts and Bolts for Planning Commissioners
    • Planning Commissioner ethics
    • Cultivating new commissioners
    • Resources for Reinvestment and Revitalization
    • Citizen and Professional Planners: A Vital Partnership

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change) 

See you at the conference! 

Click here to find out more about conference pricing, registration, and policies.

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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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Call for Abstracts! 6th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning
Mar
28
to Mar 30

Call for Abstracts! 6th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It is a pleasure to invite you to the 6th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning. The conference is hosted by the UMass Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning and will take place in Amherst, MA, USA from March 28 - 30, 2019.

The Fábos Conference is held every 3 years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape and greenway planning, design, and policy-making, from the local to the international level.

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstracts - October 29, 2018
Deadline for full papers - February 4, 2019

Submit your abstracts here
Questions? Contact us fabosconference@umass.edu
sites.google.com/umass.edu/fabosconference2019

Who should attend?
• landscape architects
• urban planners
• greenway researchers
• conservation professionals
• recreation advocates
• students

THEME

The theme for the 2019 conference, "Urban Greenway Planning: Adapting to Expanding and Contracting Cities" explores the social and ecological potential of linear green spaces in urban areas that are experiencing decline or those that are booming. We look to understand the variety of ways in which urban greenways are conceived, designed, built, used, and maintained in cities across the globe in response to economic and demographic trends. 
 

We invite abstracts (200-400 words) describing research, a project summary, or a perspective essay. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be encouraged to submit a full paper for peer-review. An accepted paper will enable the author to present at the conference and publish in a peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

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Planners' Trivia Night
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Planners' Trivia Night

Join us for the annual Planners' Trivia Night, a chance to test your planning brain and amaze your colleagues.

Whether you're boning up for the AICP exam, thinking about it "at some point," or just need a place to release all those pesky facts, this is a great way to find out what you don't know!

When: Mon, September 17th, 6:30-9:00pm

Where: Right Proper Brewing Company, 624 T Street NW, Washington DC 

Register on Eventbrite!

Trivia topics will cover city planning, the Washington, D.C. region, and other planning-adjacent esoterica. Prizes will be awarded to the highest-scoring team and the most creative team name. Bring your own power team or mix it up with others at random.

Registration includes two drink tickets, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and all the trivia you can handle. $10 advance registration ends September 14th. If available, on-site registration will be $15.
 

Brought to you by the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association

Hosted by OK! Trivia

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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY STATE OF THE MARKET AND SCHMOOZE
Sep
13
3:00 PM15:00

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY STATE OF THE MARKET AND SCHMOOZE

  • The Hotel at The University of Maryland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What You'll Learn:

1. Is the Purple Line what Prince George's County needs to attract office tenants and residents?

2. With massive mixed-use projects in the pipeline, is there enough demand to fill the space?

3. How can you get involved in the projects creating downtown, urban centers for the county?

4. How are transit oriented developments transforming the county?

5. Without the FBI and HQ2, what is the county's next big win?

Agenda:

3:00 PM - 3:30 PMRegistration & Networking

3:30 PM - 4:15 PMBuilding a Downtown

4:15 PM - 4:20 PMNetworking Break

4:20 PM - 5:05 PMDiscovering the District

5:05 PM - 6:30 PMNetworking, Hors d'Oeuvres, and Beer & Wine

Purchase tickets here.

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Implicit Bias in the Workplace #3: Reducing Bias
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Implicit Bias in the Workplace #3: Reducing Bias

Implicit Bias in the Workplace: A 3-Part Series presented by the AIA Baltimore Equity Committee

#3 Reducing Bias

1.5 AIA/CES LUs available

$10 for members and students | $25 for non-members. Registration includes a light reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine.

REGISTER NOW

Schedule
6:00 pm – Reception
6:30 pm – Presentation
7:15 pm – Small Group Discussion

Join the AIA Baltimore Equity Committee for the third event of the Implicit Bias in the Workplace Series. This workshop will include a video presentation from Google Ventures about their research into the effects of implicit bias on workplace culture and performance, and the strategies the company is using to reduce bias, including new approaches to job interviews and performance reviews, data gathering techniques, inclusive workplace design choices, and ensuring accountability at all levels.

Attendees will split into small groups to discuss the presentation and how to apply the message. It is the goal of the Equity Committee that everyone walks away empowered to implement one of the strategies in their own workplace.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how implicit bias may impede interactions with clients or others on the AEC project team, and the ability to make the best building design decisions.
  2. Explain how implicit bias may influence design decisions in ways that undercut optimal emotional and physical responses of populations of building users.
  3. Explain how implicit bias may influence design decisions in ways that undercut optimal access to the building or site for all populations.
  4. Explain how implicit bias may influence hiring decisions in a manner inconsistent with the spirit and/or letter of federal equal employment opportunity laws.

Previous Sessions

Missed the first two events of the series? Don’t worry, knowledge of the first two events is not required. This program will include some overlap to bring people up to speed. In the meantime, here is what the sessions covered:

Implicit Bias in the Workplace: #1 – The State of the Industry covered findings and recommendations from the AIA Equity in Architecture Commission for expanding and strengthening the commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in every practice. Read the summary of their findings.

Implicit Bias in the Workplace #2: Know Thyself examined the subtle factors that make unconscious biases persist and strategies to increase self-knowledge and self-awareness. Read a recap of the session with a recording of the presentation.

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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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5th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference
Sep
7
8:30 AM08:30

5th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

  • Preston Auditorium, The World Bank (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Across the developing world, the growth of cities is outpacing effective policy. Low density land use results in rapidly expanding cities, raising the costs of infrastructure and service provision and limiting liveability and productivity. At the same time, limited investments in transport infrastructure such as roads limits the connectivity between individuals and opportunities that make cities engines for growth. Effective policy to address these challenges requires an understanding of the spatial organisation of cities, and how the distribution of private and public investments across a city affect economic growth.

On 7 September 2018, the 5th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference will bring together academics and development practitioners to present and discuss questions relating to the spatial organisation of cities and economic growth. In particular, the conference will be focusing on effective land and transport policy in cities and the implications of urban development for national growth. This conference is hosted by the World Bank (Development Research Group), George Washington University (Institute for International Economic Policy),  the International Monetary Fund, and the International Growth Centre.

AGENDA:

  • 8:30-9:00 – Coffee and Registration
  • 9:00-10:45 – Welcoming Remarks
    • Chair and Moderator: 
      Shantayanan Devarajan
      Senior Director, Development Economics, World Bank
    • Panelists:
      Aisa Kirabo Kacyira
      Deputy Director UN-Habitat, former mayor of Kigali
      Edward Glaeser
      Professor of Economics, Harvard and International Growth Center
  • 10:45-11:00 – Coffee Break
  • 11:00 -12:30 – Session One: Land
    • Mini Keynote: Informal Land Use
      Harris Selod
      Development Research Group, The World Bank
    • Backyarding
      Jan Brueckner, Claus Rabe, and Harris Selod
    • Compactness
      Vernon Henderson
    • Chair:
      TBC
    • Discussant: 
      Mariaflavia Harari
      Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • 12:30-13:30 – Lunch
  • 13.30-14:15 – Keynote Address:
    • The Geography of Development
      Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
      Princeton University
    • Chair:
      Asli Demirguc-Kunt
      Research Director, Development Research Group, World Bank
  • 14:15 -15:45 – Session Two: Transportation
    • Mini Keynote: "Cars in Cities"
      Matthew Kahn
    • Transport in a Congested City - A Computer Equilibrium Model Applied to Kampala City
      Louise Bernard, Julia Bird, Tony Venables
    • Who Wins? Who Loses? Understanding the Spatially Differentiated Effects of Belt and Road within Central Asia
      Bader El Hifnawy, Somik Lall, Mathilde Lebrand
    • Chair:
      Marianna Fay
      Chief Economist, Climate Change
    • Discussant:
      Leah Brooks
      Assistant Professor, George Washington University
  • 15:45-16:00 – Coffee Break
  • 16:00-17:30 – Session Three: Urbanization, Growth, and Development
    • Mini Keynote:
      Douglas Gollin
    • In Search of a Spatial Equilibrium in the Developing World
      Douglas Gollin, Martina Kirchberger, David Lagakos
    • Modern Urban Technology and the Future of the New Urban Giants
      Remi Jedwab, Prakash Loungani, Anthony Yezer
    • Chair:
      Chris Papageorgiou
      International Monetary Fund
  • 17:30-18:00 – Break
  • 18:00-19:30 – Cocktail Reception and Welcome Speech by Maggie Chen
    • At George Washington University, Lindner Commons Room (6th Floor) of the Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. N.W.(at the intersection of E and 19th Streets, on E Street), Washington, DC.

RSVP here.

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APA-Maryland Volunteer Committee Meeting and Happy Hour
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

APA-Maryland Volunteer Committee Meeting and Happy Hour

Interested in volunteering? We need YOUR help to make things happen with APA-Maryland. 

Volunteers opportunities range from website support, newsletter support, helping at check-in at events, photographer at events, and so forth. If there's something that you bring to the table that you'd love to share with us, let us know! We would be happy to use your expertise. We need a helping hand each place along the way! 

Come join us at The Valley Inn in Timonium, MD to kick-start our volunteer coordinating off with a bang! Don't worry, we don't want to frighten you away with too much work, so you won't be delegated with anything off the bat. This is just to start the conversations around volunteering with APA-Maryland, get to know each other's interests, and get to know each other! Hope to see you there!

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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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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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