Walktober 2021: Another Successful Year of Walking in Maryland!

Planning in Progress

by Brittany Brothers, Communications & Outreach Coordinator Maryland Department of Transportation and Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to thank all our 40 partners, including the agencies, organizations, as well as Maryland residents that participated and helped to make the Walktober 2021 campaign a huge success!

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Now Open! Take the Compatible Use Website and Handbook User Experience Survey 

Planning in Progress  

by Sarah Diehl, AICP, Compatible Use Community Liaison  

Fig 1 – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the Ocean City Air Show in Ocean City, Maryland on June 19, 2021. Photo source: U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Allen Griffith, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mdng/51279731410/. 

Do you live or work near one of Maryland’s 20 military facilities? Are you interested in the military presence across the state? We want to hear from you! 

The Maryland Department of Planning has created an online survey to learn how community members interact with, seek information about, and envision compatible development between the state’s military installations and surrounding communities now and in the future.  

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Reminder! Register Now for Maryland Statewide Brownfield Conference

Planning to Host Inaugural Conference, Toward Beneficial Reuse, November 16-17

Planning in Progress  

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

Figs 1-4 – The former McCord Laundry builing in Easton, MD, once a brownfield, is now a LEED building housing the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy.

Over two half-days in November, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) will host the Inaugural Maryland Statewide Brownfield Conference – Toward Beneficial Reuse. The conference is part of Planning’s ongoing commitment to the principles of smart growth, which encourage brownfield redevelopment.

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New! Planning Launches Transportation Planning ‘Snapshot Maryland’ Dashboard 

Resources and Tools 

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

Fig 1 – Screenshot showing home screen of the new Snapshot Maryland Transportation Planning Dashboard. 
Fig 1 – Screenshots showing the Snapshot Maryland Transportation Dashboard home screen.

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) has just launched the newest tool in our Snapshot Maryland series of interactive dashboards, designed to assist planners and local governments in transportation planning. The Transportation Planning Dashboard is an interactive web map that provides users with socio-economic, demographic, employment, commuting information, and other transportation-related data. The Transportation Planning Dashboard is one of many dashboards planned under the Snapshot Maryland initiative. 

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Preparing your Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan?  We’re Here to Help!  

Planning in Progress 

by Deborah Herr Cornwell, Resource Conservation Planner  

Since January 2021 the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) have hosted fifteen virtual technical assistance sessions with local jurisdictions.   

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