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John Griffin Joins UMD’s National Center for Smart Growth

Former O’Malley Chief of Staff John Griffin joins the National Center for Smart Growth as a Center Affiliate. An award-winning conservationist, Griffin holds an extensive resume of environmental work for the state, tackling issues ranging from Bay restoration and sustainable fishing practices to the development of green jobs. He served as Governor O’Malley’s chief of staff from 2013 until the end of his term in 2015.

MM3 Keynote Address by Karen Chapple

300+ participants. 91 presenters. 47 presentations. 27 sessions. 3 session tracks. 1 great conference. MM3 was held in early May and kicked off with a keynote address at the University of Maryland.

Megaregions: Surfing the Wave of the Future (2016 TRB Workshop / Session 161)

The concept of megaregions has gained increasing prominence in the transportation sector in the past decade, with formal recognition through the Transportation Research Board (TRB) resulting in the establishment of a Megaregions Subcommittee (ADA20(1)). The subcommittee and FHWA sponsored a workshop on Sunday, January 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center. The workshop presented emerging research and practitioner perspectives on megaregions. Participants discussed the political, economic, and technical issues that must be overcome to address transportation at a megaregions scale.

Crowd Sourcing Webinar on April 22

How can crowd-sourcing be used to better understand local issues and guide response actions? Join us on April 22 at noon when Zorica Nedović-Budić from Dublin visits the NCSG for a Brownbag Webinar.

Makeover Montgomery Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for Makeover Montgomery 3, a three-day conference exploring planning and design topics related to the sharing economy, social equity and transforming communities without transit. Check out the promo video and register today!