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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.

New Studies: To Boost Jobs, Target Job Hubs

To stimulate economic development and job creation, the State of Maryland should target incentives to a few dozen urban and rural “employment centers” with the most economic potential and transportation infrastructure, recommends a pair of studies by the University of Maryland National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG).

A Green Infrastructure Approach to Leveraging Local Priorities

The Environmental Finance Center’s Monica Billig and Jennifer Cotting led a webinar on December 3, in which they highlighted Warrington, Pennsylvania and its green infrastructure approach to leveraging local priorities. Watch the webinar recording after the jump.

Fourth Annual Open Planning Tools Group Symposium

Join the National Center for Smart Growth and Montgomery County Planning Department for the country’s leading work-session for scenario planning tool developers, researchers, and high-level users.

UMD National Center for Smart Growth Hosts Bi-National Symposium

From October 16 to October 20, 2014, UMD’s National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) hosted a symposium titled the Transit, Development, and Urban Form with the visiting LABEX consortium of research universities in Paris, France.