Preserving Brown United Methodist Church

Planning in Progress 

By Andrew Arvizu, MHAA Assistant Administrator with Greg Bowen, Executive Director, American Chestnut Land Trust

Figure 1 – this 1976 photo shos the south an dwest elevations of Brown United Methodist Church.

Over the past 35 years, the American Chestnut Land Trust has worked to preserve the unique environmental and cultural history of Southern Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay.

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Maryland Walkability Virtual Academy Launched in Maryland 

Planning in Progress 

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), is launching the Maryland Walkability Virtual Academy (Maryland WVA). The Maryland WVA is designed to prepare interdisciplinary teams from Maryland communities to pursue policy, systems, and environmental supports for walking and walkability.

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Maryland Celebrates Walktober 2021 with a New Series of ‘Walkinars’  

Planning in Progress 

We introduced Walktober 2021 in our August 6 edition of Planning Practice Monthly, and we now have more to share!

Walking is an activity that’s part of daily life for many Marylanders and is recognized as a healthy transportation choice. In fact, walking is Maryland’s official state exercise.  

But with issues of pedestrian safety and access, many communities recognize walking and improving the walkability of our neighborhoods are goals that require public attention and action.  

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Update! Planning Announces Inaugural Statewide Brownfield Conference Topics and Presenters  

Planning in Progress  

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

Figure 1 – Aerial view of former Baltimore inner harbor brownfield.

Over two half-days this fall, November 16-17, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) will host the inaugural Maryland Statewide Brownfield Conference – Toward Beneficial Reuse. The conference is part of our ongoing commitment to the principles of smart growth, which encourage brownfield redevelopment. 

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New! MDOT and Planning Announce a Connected Automated Vehicle (CAV) Toolkit for Maryland Local Jurisdictions

Resources and Tools

by Carole Delion, P.E., Division Chief, Connected & Automated Transportation Systems Division, MDOT SHA, with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Figure 1 – Illustration, CAV Strategic Framework.

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) recognize that jurisdictions are seeking guidance on preparing, planning, and implementing practices and policies for Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies, commonly referred to as autonomous or driverless vehicles.  

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