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 - Winter 2014
Preserving our Resources in Town, Out of Town and Beyond
10 a.m. to Noon Thursday, December 11
84 Franklin Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Children in Nature and Health
What is the Children in Nature Partnership? Who is involved and how as planners can we be involved? Find out about the Partnership, why access to nature is so important to community health and education and hear about a new innovative park design in the City of Gaithersburg.
Overview of CIN Partnership and some local strategies presented by Sandi Olek, MD DNR
Why Children in Nature Movement presented by Karen Kelly Mullin, Willow Oak Group
Gaithersburg Constitution Gardens Project presented by Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
Maryland Planning Directors Roundtable retrospective & ideas for 2015
After a quick look at topics and highlights from the past eight years, we will discuss themes and subjects you want to see covered in 2015. Moderated by Rich Josephson, MDP
A brief discussion on the Attorney General’s opinion on Comprehensive Plans
Presented by Amanda S. Conn, Esq., Deputy Secretary, MDP
Working with local governments on sea-level rise/resilience planning for cultural resources
Meet and greet with Jen Sparenberg, MHT’s new Hazard Mitigation Program Officer. Jen will develop and implement MHT’s new Cultural Resources Hazard Mitigation Program and, under the program, develop model guidance and educational materials to assist local government.