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Maryland Smart Growth Weakness Frustrates Stakeholders

Maryland planners, developers and land-use advocates consider the state’s smart growth tools too weak to overcome citizen opposition and regulatory barriers, frustrating their desire for development within existing urban areas, finds a new University of Maryland study based on interviews with a representative group of stakeholders.

TPRG Researchers Receive Grant from Maryland State Highway Administration

Research Assistant Professor Sabyasachee Mishra, Ph.D., has been awarded a research grant from the Maryland State Highway Administration. Dr. Mishra will create a freight mode and route choice model for alleviating freight congestion in Maryland. Transportation Policy Research Group Senior Research Scientist Frederick W. Ducca, Ph.D., will serve as co-principal investigator on the project.

National Center for Smart Growth Creates a Collaborative
Initiative for Economic and Sustainable Growth

The National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) announces the launch of a Sustainable and Equitable Economic Development (SEED) Initiative for the State of Maryland. Funded by a $400,000 grant from the Surdna Foundation, the initiative aims to eliminate obstacles faced by low income and underserved populations while simultaneously promoting environmental sustainability.

UMD's 'WaterShed' Wins Solar Decathlon 2011

The University of Maryland's innovative WaterShed House has won the highly competitive U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.

Maryland Statewide Transportation Model Workshop

As a part of Maryland Statewide Transportation Model (MSTM) development and application research, Research Assistant Professor Sabyasachee Mishra, in cooperation with Maryland State Highway Administration and Parsons Brinkerhoff conducted an all day workshop for transportation engineers from state and metropolitan planning organizations.