Maryland APA

The Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association

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

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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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Webcast: The Next Disruptive Technology: Autonomous Vehicles

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2836877819664723713

What was once a futuristic concept, often associated with pop culture, is not only possible, but is coming very soon to a roadway near you. Autonomous cars are precisely what the term “disruptive technology” describes. It is technology that will fundamentally change much of what we know about personal transportation—changing our habits, our preferences, and our opportunities, and nothing will be more impacted by these changes than our cities. As city planners, we must be on the forefront of understanding this technology and how we can prepare for the potential impacts. This presentation will include modeled scenarios for potential impacts to roadway networks, neighborhood development, and site design. Specific planning tasks such as comprehensive planning and zoning code revisions will be discussed as well, as they will be instrumental in preparing for, and adapting to, this emerging technology.