As part of the Maryland Renewable Energy Compatible Siting Project, described in the February 18, 2021 Planning Practice Monthly, the Maryland Department of Commerce has distributed a survey to guage support for initiatives, policies, and processes that could facilitate the compatible siting of renewable energy facilities with Maryland’s military installations. The department is seeking responses to the brief survey by August 20.
byKristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Even as things were closed around the country and the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot has been happening to promote the redevelopment of brownfields throughout Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) is proud to play a leading role.
Will some coastal towns be underwater in 2050? What can be done to rescue roads, towns, and homes from coastal and river flooding?
The Maryland Department of Transportation State highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has a powerful application to help public planners and private citizens. The MDOT SHA Climate Change Vulnerability Viewer (CCVV) is a user-friendly tool to explore areas and assets vulnerable to the risk of sea-level rise, roadway inundation, and nuisance flooding. The sophisticated web app layers climate and asset management data geospatially to show how extreme weather associated with climate change may change the Maryland coastline. Read more…