April 11, 2018 Edition of Planning Practice Wednesday

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Planning Assistance in Action

A Better Maryland Listening Sessions Drawing to a Close

21 out of 24. In the spirit of the NCAA basketball tournament, that equates to an excellent free throw percentage. It could also represent the number of daffodils blooming in your garden this spring. But at the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), it signifies the counties Planning has visited in its first round of listening sessions for the new A Better Maryland state deveopment plan. 21 out of 24 counties and Baltimore City. Talk about statewide coverage…

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Resources and Tools

Maryland State Data Center Releases 2017 Census Population Estimates: Central Jurisdictions Continue to Lead Maryland’s Population Growth

The 2017 numbers show that Maryland’s population grew by 27,475 people between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, with the majority of the increase occurring in the Central Maryland jurisdictions of Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Frederick counties...

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2017 Population Estimates

Statewide Planning and Collaboration

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seeking Input on Outdoor Recreation

While Planning is listening to Marylanders describe how a state development plan can enhance planning cooperation and implementation, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants to hear how Maryland can improve outdoor recreation opportunities through its Land Preservation and Recreation Plan.

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DNR Seeking Input on Outdoor Recreation

Meet the Staff

Caroline Rexford

Caroline Rexford is the new GIS Planner II in the Property Mapping Unit. Her main duty is to maintain and update property maps and underlying GIS data layers, which will result in tax assessment maps and the MDProperty View/FINDER GIS products.

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Caroline Rexford

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.


Rebuild America's Neighborhoods
Washington DC
April 22-24
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Makeover Montgomery 4
Silver Spring, MD
May 9-11
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Listed webinars are typically free or low cost and cover a wide range of planning related issues. Many include CM credits.


Hurricane Matthew - Finding the Silver Lining through Mitigation and Disaster Recovery
Friday, April 13 @ 1 p.m.
AICP CM Approved 
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Parking Session Three: How Transportation Technology Trends are Shaping the Parking Landscape
Wednesday, April 25 @2 p.m.
AICP CM Approved
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Training Around the State

Workshops and classes offered by state agencies or our partners.


Effective Construction Project Management
Wednesday, April 18, 12-2 p.m., Greenbelt, MD
Housing Association of Non- Profit Developers
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African-American Heritage Preservation Program Grant Workshop
Thursday, April 19, 1:30 p.m., Federalsburg, MD
The Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
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Funding Opportunities

Federal, state and/or non-governmental funding.


Rural Maryland Council Grant Information Session
Rural Maryland Council – Deadline: April 30
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Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Program 
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Deadline: May 1
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