New! Bicycle Safety Rules for Motorists Go into Effect

Planning in Progress

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

It is only fitting that safety for bicyclists should also be at the forefront in a month where Maryland celebrated getting out and moving around. In addition to walking, biking can be either contemplative and leisurely, active and vigorous, just a means of getting around, or all three in a single venture out of doors.

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Walktober: It’s a Wrap!

Thanks to Our Partners and Participants for a Successful Walktober and Walk Maryland Day 2020

Planning in Progress

On Wednesday, October 7th, Marylanders throughout the State celebrated the 6th annual Walk Maryland Day. The weather was perfect, and the celebration was a huge success thanks to all the Walk Leaders, Sole Mates, and Sole-O walkers who took time out of their day to go for a walk.

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Registration Now Open for Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program!

Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program: Upcoming Webinars from the Maryland Historic Trust

Planning in Progress

Are you considering applying for a capital grant for your historic preservation project? Attend a webinar to learn about the application process, conveying an easement, and more!

The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting six webinars in November and January for prospective applicants for the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. This competitive funding program provides grants for construction projects on buildings or structures listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Attend a webinar to learn if your project is eligible, what is required for submitting an application, how to convey an easement, and more. You can learn more about the grant program on our website.

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Registration Now Open for Workshop: Brownfield Development & Your Community!

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.

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Registration Now Open APA Training Sessions – AICP CM Approved!

The Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration Exemplifies Regional Cooperation

Training Sessions Available November 5 – December 17

Planning in Progress

In spring 2020, a truly impressive coalition of Mid-Atlantic planning organizations came together to discuss a multi-state digital training series, scheduled for this fall. This initiative is a group effort including West Virginia University’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, the Maryland Department of Planning, Maryland Planning Commissioners Association, Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia, and the APA Chapters for Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and the National Capital Area. That is a lot of planning expertise!

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