The following text was originally presented as an Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun’s Commentary section on April 28, 2011
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April 4, 2011
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PlanMaryland is not the first attempt to more wisely manage growth, development, preservation and quality of life in Maryland. The evolution of planning in Maryland begins with the State Planning Commission.
The Maryland State Planning Commission was created by a special session of the General Assembly in 1933 – the first state planning commission in the country. More
April 1, 2011
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The total acreage of developed land in Maryland nearly doubled in the past three decades, resulting in large losses of farms and forests. It took three centuries to develop the first 650,000 acres of land in Maryland and a mere 30 years to develop the next 650,000 acres. More
March 30, 2011
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The following is a reprint of a handout provided to the members of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission as part of a briefing on PlanMaryland progress at their March 28, 2011 meeting (for a PDF of this document, click here. Note: page numbers maintained from the original):
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What for? Achieve Maryland’s Smart Growth goals for vibrant, desirable communities; protected agricultural and environmental lands and resources; and sustainable lifestyles and economies.
What’s the Problem? Lack of coordination and clarity among state agencies, local governments and the private sector in three ways: what they are trying to achieve, where they are trying to achieve it, and how their efforts are coordinated to be complementary and not at cross purposes.
PlanMaryland directly addresses these deficiencies. More