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.
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.
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.