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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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Makeover Montgomery 4

  • Montgomery County Planning Department 8787 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD, 20910 United States (map)

The conference will be held from May 9 through May 11, 2018 in College Park and Silver Spring, MD. It will bring together planners, architects, developers, real estate professionals, economists, social scientists, ecologists and others to discuss cutting-edge ideas for transforming the suburbs.

Makeover Montgomery 4

Makeover Montgomery has become a highly successful conference series focused on the sustainability of America’s suburbs.  The fourth installment will be held this year, on May 9-11, and is jointly sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Department and the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland.  This year’s ambitious conference is focused on four tracks:

  • Competitive Communities
  • Healthy Communities
  • Inclusive Communities
  • Smart Communities

For more information, or to be added to the MM4 mailing list for future updates on the conference (including announcements about the opening of participant registration), please contactJason Sartori.