New! U.S. Census 2020 Deadline Moved to September 30th

Community Outreach Critical to Assure a Complete Count

Planning Assistance in Action

by Kristin Fleckenstein, Director of Public Affairs, and Randall Nixon, Associate Director, Maryland Census, with Kristen Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

The United States Census Bureau has revised the extended 2020 Census operational deadline, moving it up a month to September 30, 2020. Data collected by the Census has a tremendous impact on federal funding for critical services throughout the state. As a result, there is a renewed sense of urgency in getting the word out about achieving a complete count of every person living in Maryland.  

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Harriet Tregoning: Trailblazer in the Rise of Smart Growth and Alternative Transportation

Women in Planning Series: Part III

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

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Photo courtesy of Melissa Demple

It is fitting that yet another of the planners we have been asked by readers to profile in this series on female planners in Maryland, also served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning. 

Harriet Tregoning was appointed in 2000, and later became Maryland’s first Special Secretary for Smart Growth. One of the accomplishments of her tenure involved siting a new branch of the University of Maryland in Washington County. 

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Constance Lieder: A Pioneer in Maryland Planning

Women in Planning Series: Part II

by Chuck Boyd, Director, Planning Coordination
with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

If you have been a planner for a while, then you have likely worked on your share of comprehensive plans — especially if you have moved around a bit, as I have over the years. The first thing I always did when preparing to write a new comprehensive plan was to read the plan that came before it, to get the lay of the land of the community. Continue reading

How Women Have Shaped the Profession as Well as Our Communities

Jane Jacobs (1916 – 2006)

Women in Planning Special Series

by Kristen Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

When I think of Jane Jacobs, a well-worn (if oft mis-applied) phrase comes to mind: “Well- behaved women seldom make history.” [1]

Jane Jacobs, Chairman of the Commitee to save the West Village holds up documentary evidence at press conference in January, 1961. Public domain.

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