Learning Opportunities Delivered on Wednesdays  from the Maryland Department of Planning

Planning Practice Wednesday
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Planning Assistance in Memoriam 
James T. (Jim) Noonan, AICP: 1950-2017

The State of Maryland has lost one of its best planners in Jim Noonan, who passed away peacefully in hospice on April 17, 2017. Many of you know Jim not only from his long tenure at the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) stretching back to the Nixon era, but more recently in the private sector and in various roles with the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Born in Altoona, Pa in 1950, Jim graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Geography and started at what was then called the Department of State Planning ...
Resources and Tools
Planning Connects the Census to Communities

The 2020 Census is only three short years away, but the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) and the United States Census Bureau (Census Bureau) are already hard at work guaranteeing the accuracy of Maryland's counts. One of the ways we are doing this is through the Local Update of Census Addresses Operation, otherwise known as LUCA. The Census Bureau conducted its first LUCA in preparation for the 2000 Census and has been fine tuning the process for each successive count. It is the only opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to review and comment on the Census Bureau's residential address list prior to the 2020 Census. A complete and accurate address list will allow the Census Bureau to reach every living quarters in the state ...
Meet the Planning Staff
Erin Goodnough

Erin Goodnough joined the Maryland Department of Planning in February. She is responsible for the services and activities of the Planning Department's Planning Data and Research Division. ... 
Continuing Education & Training
In each newsletter, we highlight the most relevant and timely upcoming events. Our website does include many additional events, so please visit it regularly for updates. Listings are searchable by subject.
Upcoming Conferences and Seminars
Planning related conferences in Maryland and nearby states.

The 26th Annual Affordable Housing Summit
Friday, May 5 - Bethesda, MD 

The Future of Planning: MD APA's Annual Meeting and Conference
Friday, June 2 - Annapolis, MD
AICP CM Approved
Listed webinars are typically free or low cost and cover a wide range of planning related issues. Many include CM credits.

Fostering Smart Growth in Rural Communities
Thursday, May 4 @ 1 p.m. 

The Next Disruptive Technology: Autonomous Vehicles
Friday, May 12 @ 1 p.m.
AICP CM Pending 
Training Around the State
Workshops and classes offered by state agencies or our partners. 

Transform Baltimore 101
Spomsored by Maryland APA
Wednesday, April 26 - Baltimore, MD
AICP CM Approved
Developing Housing For Populations 30% and Below AMI & Resident Services Discussion Group | Financing Resident Services
Sponsored by Housing Association of Non Profit Developers
Wednesday, May 31 - Arlington, VA

Funding Opportunities
Federal, state and/or non-governmental funding.

Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program
US Department of Agriculture - Deadline: May 26

African American Heritage Preservation Program Grants for Capital Projects 
Maryland Historical Trust - Deadline: July 15
Planning Practice Wednesday is a service of the Maryland Department of Planning. The Maryland Department of Planning is providing links to training and educational content relevant to planning and growth as a service to its mailing list subscribers. The content and views expressed are not necessarily those of Planning or the State of Maryland.