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About Anne Arundel County & Annapolis

Home of the state capital, its oldest university, and the region’s largest airport, with borders defined by the Chesapeake Bay and two of its major rivers, Anne Arundel County and its seat of Annapolis are among Maryland’s most important political, economic, and cultural crossroads. In 1694, Maryland’s provincial capital was relocated from St. Mary’s City to Anne Arundel Towne, which was renamed Annapolis in honor of then Princess Anne. During the 1700s, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County grew rapidly along with the area’s status as the economic, social, and political center of the colony. The City was laid out according to a modified Baroque plan by Francis Nicholson, Maryland’s second royal governor. Nicholson, who also planned Williamsburg, Virginia, steered away from the common colonial grid pattern in favor of a more European urban environment with public circles and radial streets.

As Baltimore grew thanks to its superior ports, Anne Arundel County’s northern areas developed strong mining and manufacturing industries with important links to westward areas via the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. In the late 1800s, the rest of the primarily agricultural economy shifted its focus from tobacco to food products, such as seafood, and later, to truck farming. At the same time, the county’s coastal beauty supported the growth of the summer resort and recreational industry that residents and visitors still enjoy today.

The presence of the U.S. Naval Academy and Fort Meade provided robust defense activity in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis. In 1950, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport opened in the northern part of the county. It now has the highest passenger count of any Baltimore-Washington area airport and is ranked 23rd nationally. Anne Arundel is currently one of Maryland’s most populous and attractive counties in which to live, work, and visit. Likewise, Annapolis maintains a position of political authority as Maryland’s capital, and has continued to preserve and cultivate its historic, seafaring culture.

Anne Arundel County is Maryland’s 4th largest, with over 550,000 residents in 2014. Annapolis is the 7th most populous incorporated community in Maryland, with just shy of 39,000 residents.

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Course Roster

 

Fall 2016

URSP 788 Independent Study

  • Instructor: Melina Duggal
  • Project: Exploring the Future of Tipton Airport in Anne Arundel County:    Report     Presentation
  • Project: Forest Drive Corridor Study:                                                       Report      Presentation

URSP 708 - Community Planning Studio

ECON 454 - Public Finance and Public Policy
  • Instructor: Kenneth Coriale
  • Project: Analysis of Potential for County/City Shared Service Delivery
ENCE 602 - Project Procurement Management
  • Instructor: Dr. Qingbin Cui
  • Project: Conserving Energy in County Facilities:    Report    Presentation
     
HLTH 391 - Principles of Community Health
  • Instructors: Dr. James Butler & Dr. Sharon Desmond
  • Project: Addressing Challenges with Heroin and Youth Suicide
    • Please check back in the spring for the final product for this class, which will be listed under HLTH780
       
       
JOUR 368V/668V - Advanced Video Storytelling
LARC 340 - Site Planning and Design Studio
LARC 642 - Graduate Studio III
LARC 748 - Advanced Special Topics Studio
URSP 688L - Planning Technologies
  • Instructor: Dr. Chao Liu (contact at cliu8@umd.edu for full map files)
  • Project: Development Trends & Redevelopment Potential; Health Hot Spots

 

Spring 2017

AREC 489P - Special Topics in Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Instructor: Philip Gottwals
  • Project: Farm to Fork Opportunities & Constraints
     
CPSP 249E - Service Learning Practicum: Environment, Technology and Economy
  • Instructor: Dr. Nicole Mogul, Mira Azarm
  • Project: Water Quality Protection - Educating the Public
     
 ENCE 422 - Project Cost Accounting and Economics
  • Instructor: Dr. Qingbin Cui
  • Project: Enhancing Public Access to the Water
     
ENCE 472 - Transportation Engineering
  • Instructor: Dr. Paul Schonfeld
  • Project: Feasibility Analysis for Express Bus from Annapolis to BWI
     
HLTH 780 - Community Health
  • Instructor: Dr. Sharon Desmond
  • Project: Addressing Challenges with Heroin and Youth Suicide
     
INFM 737 - Information Management Capstone
  • Instructor: Dr. Kathy Weaver
  • Projects: Resources for Inmate Reentry; Digitizing Employee Wellness; 
    Infection Control Database; Non-Emergency Systems Survey; Mobile Crime App 
    Design; Visualization of Healthcare Quality Metrics; Senior Needs Assessment
     
INST 742 - Implementing the Curation and Management of Digital Assets
  • Instructor: Dr. Richard Marciano
  • Project: Eastport Historic Survey
     
JOUR 368V/668V - Advanced Video Storytelling
  • Instructor: Bethany Swain
  • Projects: Video Storytelling in Anne Arundel County
     
LARC 341 - Regional Design Studio
  • Instructor: Dr. Christopher Ellis
  • Project: Master Plan for the Arlington Echo Campsite
     
     
LARC 641 - Graduate Studio II
  • Instructor: Dennis Nola
  • Project: Tipton Airport Site Plan 
  
 
URSP 688M - Intermediate GIS
  • Instructor: Dr. Chao Liu
  • Project: Development Trends & Redevelopment Potential; Health Hot Spots


 INFM 736 - Information Management Capstone
  • Instructor: Dr. Kathy Weaver
  • Projects: Resources for Inmate Reentry; Digitizing Employee Wellness; 
    Infection Control Database; Non-Emergency Systems Survey; Mobile Crime App 
    Design; Visualization of Healthcare Quality Metrics; Senior Needs Assessment

 

Summer 2017

URSP 705/706 - Community Planning Studio
  • Instructor: Charlie Bailey, ASLA and Dr. Jennifer Roberts, SPHL
  • Project: Healthy Annapolis! Healthy Living Guidelines for the City's Comprehensive Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Showcase Photos (December 13, 2016)

Photos courtesy of Bethany Swain and the City of Annapolis