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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 biennial conference, produce a regular newsletter, and offer regular educational and networking opportunities to our members across the state.


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An Evening with Ralph McLaughlin - Chief Economist of Trulia

  • Media & Public Affairs Building, GWU (Room B07) 805 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20052 United States (map)

As seen on ABC's 20/20 last month, Ralph McLaughlin will be at GW's Foggy Bottom campus sharing his perspective as Trulia's Chief Economist during the past 12 months.

Prior to joining Trulia in 2014, Ralph was an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at San Jose State University, where he was the Director of the Real Estate Development program. He has also worked as an Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of South Australia. During his time as an academic, his research focused on housing supply, urban growth, and economic geography. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Planning, Policy, and Design with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Economics from the University of California, Irvine.