Convening regularly for the purpose of sharing ideas on smart and sustainable growth
Maryland is projected to grow by over 1,000,000 new residents by the year 2030. Between now and 2015, BRAC will bring over 25,000 new households to the State.
From environmental protection and resource conservation to neighborhood revitalization and transportation, growth and community character is on the minds of every jurisdiction.
The Maryland Planning Directors Roundtable brings together the planning leadership from across the State. The Roundtable allows counties and municipalities, rural and urban jurisdictions alike, to talk about the challenges relating to sustainable growth and to share experiences and ideas and planning best practices.
The Maryland Planning Directors Roundtable is open to all planning officials in Maryland’s 23 counties and 157 municipalities. Meetings are held every three months.
Last Roundtable Meeting - Spring 2014
Preserving our Resources in Town, Out of Town and Beyond
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The People's Resource Center
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
MET is the statewide land trust and one of the most successful of its kind in the nation with more than 130,000 acres under permanent protection since its inception in 1967. The ABCs of conservation easements will be discussed as well as the impact of measures being considered by the Maryland General Assembly.
Chesapeake Bay Large Landscape Conservation
Jonathon Doherty, Project Manager, Chesapeake Bay Program office, National Park Service
Ms. Hopkins presented a local perspective on how NeighgborSpace helps to create more livable communities among Baltimore County’s densely populated inner suburbs by acquiring land for community open space.
Jenn Aiosa, Director of Policy and Research, Maryland Department of Planning
Anne Raines, Administrator, Capital Grant & Loan, Maryland Historical Trust