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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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Join ULI Washington for a Book Talk on "Seeing the Better City."

  • Reed Smith, LLP 1301 K Street Northwest, Suite 1100E Washington, DC, 20071 United States (map)

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (includes program and reception)
Location: Reed Smith LLP, 1301 K Street NW, Suite 1100E


Creating cities that work for everyone means seeing them from different perspectives — literally. In Seeing the Better City, urbanist writer, photographer and land-use attorney Charles R. Wolfe takes urban observation beyond design review and zoning codes, charting a future where all city-dwellers—from citizens to real estate professionals and government personnel-- can contribute to the improvement of their city. Wolfe presents an empowering, comprehensive toolkit for cataloging the influences of neighborhood dynamics, public transportation, urban form and other elements that impact day-to-day life in a city. 

Join ULI WashingtonCNU DCNCAC-APA and and Island Press for a lively discussion of themes from Seeing the Better City.   Kaid Benfield, former director of the Sustainable Communities and Smart Growth program at the Natural Resources Defense Council and author of People Habitat, will moderate this interview-style program, which will also include time for audience Q&A.  Bios of Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Benfield are at this link. Discounted copies of the book will be available to purchase and have signed by the author at the event. 

Earlier Event: July 16
APA Virginia Annual Conference
Later Event: September 24
APA Policy and Advocacy Conference