Learning Opportunities Delivered on Wednesdays  from the Maryland Department of Planning

Planning Practice Wednesday
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Back-To-School Edition
Planning Assistance in Action
The Maryland Departments of Planning and Natural Resources Team up with Salisbury University to Implement Local Solutions and Initiate Careers 

Planning is a social endeavor. Public hearings, outreach meetings, charrettes, surveys, and comprehensive plans all seek to engage with and communicate the shared vision of the largest number of stakeholders as possible. Planning, the Department of Natural Resources, and Salisbury University developed the Critical Area Circuit Rider Internship, demonstrating the positive outcomes arising out of collaborations between government and institutions of higher learning ...
Resources and Tools
The Sustainable Growth Commission Challenges Maryland College Students to Plan for a Sustainable Future 

The Gold Street Park: Druid Heights-Baltimore Plan integrates a vision for revitalizing a vacant lot in Baltimore's Druid Heights Neighborhood. This park plan, completed by a team of students at the University of Maryland, won the 2016 Sustainable Growth Challenge, alongside the Passport 2 Harford Plan, completed by Harford Community College students. But the plan didn't just win an award and then sit on a shelf ...
Meet the Planning Staff
Deb Sward

Deborah "Deb" Sward serves as Lead Geographic Information Systems Planner for the Projections and State Data Center. Her primary responsibility is preparing and mapping Census data  ...
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.
Listed webinars are typically free or low cost and cover a wide range of planning related issues. Many include CM credits.

Innovative Statewide Partnerships for Active Transportation Planning
Tuesday, August 15 @ 2 p.m.
AICP CM Approved 
Training Around the State
Workshops and classes offered by state agencies or our partners. 

Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop (Two Days)
Wednesday, August 9 & 10, 8:30 am to 4 pm, Salisbury, MD

Planning Board, Planning Commissioner and Board of Appeals Members Education Course
Wednesday, August 16, 9 am to 12 pm, Ocean City, MD
Funding Opportunities
Federal, state and/or non-governmental funding.
Grants for Non-Capital Historic Preservation Projects
Maryland Historical Trust - Deadline: August 14

Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program 
MD Energy Administration - Deadline: September 1
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.