Now Open: US EPA Solicitations for FY2022 Brownfield Grants 

The Environmental Protection Agency defines a brownfield as a “property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”

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Registration Now Open! Architectural Fieldwork Symposium 

Planning in Progress

Mark your calendars for the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) 2021 Architectural Fieldwork symposium on October 28th and 29th!  

This virtual event will discuss projects including the Maryland slave dwelling survey, laser scanning, the American Indian community in Baltimore, historic graffiti, and planned communities in Maryland.  

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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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