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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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Gaithersburg Book Festival

  • Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds (map)

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

Earlier Event: May 18
Agriculture - Beyond The Farm
Later Event: May 21
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