July 19, 2012
PlanMaryland, Planning, Smart Growth
american planning association, apa, martin o'malley, Maryland, planmaryland, smart growth, sustainable communities
This is the video the American Planning Association produced to announce the “National Planning Excellence Award for Planning Advocate” that it gave to Governor Martin O’Malley this spring. He was the first governor so honored in nearly a decade by the national professional planning organization.
October 11, 2011
Housing, Land Use, Planning, Smart Growth, Transportation
american planning association, apa, Montgomery County, North Bethesda Market, North Bethesda Maryland, Rockville Pike, smart growth, sustainable communities, urban planning, Washington Metropolitan Area, white flint, White Flint Mall
This article is featured in the October 2011 issue of Planning, the magazine of the American Planning Association
Jeff Peterson, a U.S. Navy nurse, phoned his wife Kristine to describe the apartment he’d found for them and their four-year-old son, Jack, in a spot just north of Washington, D.C. They had lived for several years on the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where frills were rare. So when he explained to her that the new apartment had a large, fancy supermarket on the ground floor, she nearly cried.
April 18, 2011
General, Land Use, Planning
apa, baltimore county, Design with Nature (Wiley Series in Sustainable Design), Geographic information system, ian mcharg, plan for the valleys, Urban and Regional Planning
Reflections on some National American Planning Association conference sessions
On Monday (April 11, 2011) I attended a session that previewed chapters of a forthcoming book titled “Regional Planning in America.” One presentation focused on the contributions of noted landscape architect, Ian McHarg, the author of Design with Nature. McHarg, who also founded the firm Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd, helped usher in a new era of planning by More
April 11, 2010
Comprehensive Plans, Land Use, Smart Growth
apa, baltimore county, ian mcharg, plan for the valleys, richard hall, wrt
STATEMENT FROM SECRETARY RICHARD E. HALL ON THE “PLAN FOR THE VALLEYS” RECEIVING A NATIONAL LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION: More
April 8, 2010
Time to go to the train station, about a mile from the State Office Building. This time tomorrow I’ll still be aboard, in Mississippi somewhere, but nearing the end of the 27 hour trip. I couldn’t find direct comparisons, but it takes 17 hours in 2010 to travel from DC to Chicago on the Capitol Limited. In 1883, a New York to Chicago trip was advertised as 25 hours and 40 minutes. By 1938 it was down to 16 hours on the 20th Century Limited. It sure seems like rail travel times have stagnated as chronological time has progressed.
Article written by Steve Allan, regional planner with the Maryland Department of Planning