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Uri Avin at Arundel TV!

Watch Smart Growth Center's Uri Avin on Week in Review at Arundel TV here.

UMD’s Gerrit Knaap, Matthew Bell Discuss Smart-Growth and the 21st Century City at National Building Museum

The Brick Industry Association presents Smart Growth and Transit-Oriented Development: A Policy, Design, and Planning Perspective, December 14, 2016. UMD's Gerrit-Jan Knaap, director of the National Center for Smart Growth and Professor of Architecture Matthew Bell are two of the three speakers at this day-long seminar, held at the National Building Museum: 


  • Gerrit Knaap: "Demographic change, driverless cars, and future development patterns in the Baltimore-Washington region: What might we expect?"
  • Matthew Bell: "Enhancing Livability Through Design at the Scale of the City"
  • Marcel Acosta: "Smart Growth and the Federal Government"


To read lecture descriptions, register for the event and learn more, visit the event website.

UMD/Morgan State EDA Center Leverages New Funding to Network Statewide University Resources

University partnerships will boost economic development, research and innovation for Maryland’s hardest-hit regions

Report: Affordable Housing in Jeopardy Along Proposed Purple Line

A new study by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth and the advocacy group CASA states that stakeholder intervention is crucial to preserving affordable housing along the proposed Purple Line light rail corridor, particularly in areas like the immigrant-heavy Langley Park, Maryland. The study, “Preparing for the Purple Line: Affordable Housing Strategies for Langley Park, Maryland,” looked at the people and economy of this mostly-immigrant community at the edge of Prince George’s County and how it would fare once the new public transportation project was completed. Read the full report here.

Report: Purple Line threatens affordable housing in Langley Park
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2017)

Langley Park Residents Discuss Purple Line Hopes, Concerns (NBC Washington, January 23, 2017)

NCSG at ACSP Conference

NCSG Faculty and Staff will be presenting their work at the ACSP conference. 


You can find the relevant presentations here!