Learning Opportunities Delivered on Wednesdays  from the Maryland Department of Planning

Planning Practice Wednesday
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Planning Assistance in Action
The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association Wants to Hear from the Planning Community 

The State of Maryland is famous for its forward-thinking planning and integrated community of professional and citizen planners. Dating back multiple decades, state leaders have worked tirelessly to preserve and build upon the Maryland we all cherish. One of the essential means to accomplish this is through outreach and education. Communities best understand the assets that they can build upon, the barriers that must be overcome, and the assistance needed to meet their goals and objectives. This is an essential reality of good planning practice, and one the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is embracing with an outreach project in the Summer of 2017. ...
Resources and Tools
The Maryland Department of Planning Assists the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with the Environmental Public Health Tracking Tool

Planning is a highly interdisciplinary activity for any local or state government, incorporating land use, environmental protection, transportation, housing, economic development, and much more. An often-overlooked responsibility is advancing public health. Preserving green space, developing parks and other recreational facilities, connecting walkable and bikeable transportation networks, and ensuring the quality of Maryland's air and water are just a few of the ways in which planners can promote healthy and vibrant communities.  Considered from another perspective, this might be planning's most significant role. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) recently developed the Environmental Public Health Tracking Tool (MDEPHT) to promote the health of Maryland citizens ...
Meet the Planning Staff
Karen Mierow

Karen Mierow is the Maryland Department of Planning's newest regional planner for Southern Maryland.  She provides local planning assistance and education coordination to Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties as well as overall support to the department Local Assistance and Training 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 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.

Women in Planning: Leadership & Empowerment
Friday, June 2 @ 1 p.m.
AICP CM Pending

A Road Map for Age-Friendly Communities
Friday, June 16 @ 1 p.m.
AICP CM Pending 
Training Around the State
Workshops and classes offered by state agencies or our partners. 

One Water: Coordination Efforts for Sustainable Communities
Sponsored by The American Planning Association
Tuesday, June 20 - Washington, DC
AICP CM Approved

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

Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) 
Rural Maryland Council - Deadline: June 9

Maryland's Working Waterfronts
MD Dept. of Natural Resourves - Deadline: June 30

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.