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Knaap: Need a Compelling Vision for Maryland in 21st Century

In an August 31 op-ed, NCSG Director, Gerrit Knaap, outlines the need for a compelling vision for growth in the State of Maryland. Knaap also makes the case for an update to Maryland's 20-year-old smart growth law.

Uri Avin at Arundel TV!

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

Brown Bag Series: Making sense of human behavior in the real world with large-scale, geolocated data

The pervasiveness of cell phones and social media is generating vast amounts of information that can help us reveal a wide range of human behavior. From mobility patterns to social connections, these signals expose insights about how humans behave and interact with their environment. 

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)