Registration Now Open for Workshop: Brownfield Development & Your Community!

November 17 Webinar: How to Fund and Incentivize Brownfield Projects

Planning in Progress

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner with Sylvia Mosser, AICP, Resource Conservation Planner

In the April edition of Planning Practice Monthly, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) announced the launch of a new website for the Brownfield Redevelopment and Assistance program; developed by Planning in conjunction with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This occasion also marked the availability of training, along with an array of other services, to local jurisdictions interested in redeveloping brownfields.

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Registration Now Open APA Training Sessions – AICP CM Approved!

The Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration Exemplifies Regional Cooperation

Training Sessions Available November 5 – December 17

Planning in Progress

In spring 2020, a truly impressive coalition of Mid-Atlantic planning organizations came together to discuss a multi-state digital training series, scheduled for this fall. This initiative is a group effort including West Virginia University’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, the Maryland Department of Planning, Maryland Planning Commissioners Association, Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia, and the APA Chapters for Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and the National Capital Area. That is a lot of planning expertise!

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Building Community in Crisfield One Basketball Court at a Time

The Lower Eastern Shore “Ups Its Game!”

Planning in Progress

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Over the past few years, worn, disused, and otherwise downright grim-looking basketball courts in several of Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore communities have undergone a stunning transformation.

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Thank You For Making Census 2020 a Great Success!

While the process of the 2020 Census was not what we anticipated, the outcome was even better than we’d hoped. Not only did Maryland surpass our 2010 self-response rate, we surpassed many of our expectations. Four Maryland counties finished in the top 100 of the nation’s 3215 counties for self-response and our state finished solidly in 9th place in the nation! In Maryland, there were 21 counties and 91 municipalities that were able to meet or beat their 2010 self-response rates. That’s something to be proud of, and we know that it was the hard work of so many of you that made it possible.

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Remembering David Tighe Whitaker, AICP

April 20, 1954 – October 13, 2020

Planning in Memoriam

by Bihui Xu, AICP, Principal Planner, Kristen Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner, and Michael Paone, Planner, Frederick County Division of Planning and Permitting

David T. Whitaker, a talented and dynamic planner, and avid cyclist, passed away on October 13, 2020.  Planners in Maryland lost a well-respected and well-liked colleague; and Maryland lost a passionate advocate for safe bicycle and pedestrian facilities across the state.

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