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Uri Avin at Arundel TV!

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

Brown Bag Series: Going Green or in the Red - What's Behind the Recent Travel Trends of Teens and Young Adults?

Evelyn Blumenberg, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Brian D. Taylor, Professor of Urban  Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Driving has been flat or declining for much of the 2000s, especially among the so-called Millennial Generation.  Explanations for this break with a near century long driving trends abound:  Young adults are rejecting the suburban, auto-oriented lifestyles favored by their parents; a new greener ethos is motivating young people to move to cities where they travel more by foot, bike, and public transit; information and communications technologies have diminished the marginal utility of driving; tougher economic times have kept otherwise willing young drivers out of cars; and so on.  This lecture will present the results of a multi-year study of Millennials and travel -- because the policy implications vary significantly depending on what is really behind these trends.
 Where: Preinkert Field House - Conference Room 1112V
University of Maryland College Park


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!