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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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D Conversation on Penn Ave Black Arts and Entertainment District

  • Motor House Showroom 120 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)

Design Conversation #92

Pennsylvania Ave. Main Street:
Tactical urbanism to pave the way for Baltimore’s new Black Arts and Entertainment District

Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street is hosting a day of service along Pennsylvania Avenue in collaboration with ESPN’s The Basketball Tournament. Learn about Main Streets, their projects, then collaborate on low-cost, high-impact improvements to public space on the avenue.

Participants will hear an overview of Pennsylvania Ave. Main St. and then break out into groups to develop strategies/designs for public space improvement. Breakout groups are:

  • Planting plan
  • streetlamp banner design
  • cohesive color palette/plan
  • marketing