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Opportunity Collaborative Set to Release Baltimore Regional Plan for Sustainable Development

The RPSD represents the first ever comprehensive regional plan to bring together workforce development, transportation and housing. It is the culmination of three years of work and will help the Baltimore region coordinate investments to reduce disparities and connect all of the region’s citizens to a prosperous future.

The Life and Death of the Highway Trust Fund

The current federal program for funding surface transportation infrastructure in the United States is broken. This situation has created a state of perpetual uncertainty surrounding federal transportation funding. Paul Lewis joined us for a webinar on May 13. Watch the recording today following the jump.

No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community and the American Dream

For decades, the promise of homeownership in the United States has focused on the importance of housing as a financial investment and the role that homeownership plays in building communities. Join us Wednesday, May 6, for a webinar on how building wealth through housing shapes the way homeowners engage in their communities.

A Google Street View on the World

Online spatial tools and data offer powerful opportunities for social science and health research on neighborhood conditions. American University’s Michael Bader joined us on April 22 to show how Google Street View has been used to measure the walkability and physical disorder of neighborhoods across the country.

Education, Infrastructure and Affordable Housing Key to Maryland’s Economic Growth

A new report released by the National Center for Smart Growth states that while Maryland boasts a strong economic foundation, it must respond to 21st century challenges—like aging infrastructure, a diverse population and regional economic disparities—if it wants to ensure long-term economic success.