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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 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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National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

  • UMD's School of Architecture Planning and Preservation 3835 Campus Drive College Park, MD 20742 (map)

National Dialogue, Local Impact


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!


Choose what's right for you!


Presented by

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

& ArtPlace America

Hosted by

University of Maryland

School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation

Earlier Event: October 4
SA&P Alumni Happy Hour