Baltimore Residents: Take some time to complete a Bicycling Attitudes Survey organized by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Please consider completing it even if you don´t ride a bike! The survey is here.
Baltimore Advocacy Group Bikemore is hosting a Winning Campaigns Training this spring (April 11-14) - facilitated by Alliance for Biking & Walking. All information can be found here. Financial help may be available. Contact Megan Odett (email@example.com) for info.
A Planners Trivia Night has been...Planned! Come join the National Capital Area Chapter of APA for a planners´ trivia night in DC at Dupont´s Public Bar on Wednesday April 23rd. Get ready for the AICP exam or show off your skills! More info can be found here.
TIGER Discretionary Grants are available for applicants now through April 28th. More info is here.
Representatives of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and State Highway Administration (SHA) will be offering four regional workshops on four key state programs that support trail/pedestrian/bicycle projects and programs: the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Bikeways Program (BP), and Safe Routes to School Program (SRSP). The workshops, sponsored by local jurisdictions, will be held from 3-5:00 p.m. on/at the following dates/locations found here.
National APA Conference: Come to Atlanta for the biggest, brightest, boldest event in planning! Take this opportunity to advance your skills, your career, and the future of your community. New this year are sessions, events, and resources designed for emerging professionals, including the Emerging Professionals Institute, which provide you with very hands-on, interactive, small group access to top professionals. For more information, visit www.planning.org/conference.
*Also - additional perks and information for students regarding the National Conference can be found here.
**Double Also - there will be a Networking/Happy Hour for the Mid-Atlantic Chapters of APA on the evening of the 28th. Check out details here.
Beyond Terrapin Run Legal Review/Exploration event co-sponsored by APA MD and 1,000 Friends of MD will be happening on Thursday May 1st. Information is here.
Western Maryland Local Government Exchange is happening on May 8th, 2014. Info can be found here.
Smart Growth America has a petition to sign making it easy to support The Safe Streets Act (HR 2468 / S 2004). More info is here.
The Maryland Chapter has organized a Port of Baltimore Tour and Freight Panel Meeting for Friday May 16th. 3.0 CM Credits are pending. Join us! Information is here.
New information about the Young Planners Group is available here!
Our 2013 Annual Meeting was a success!
Held at Morgan State University´s New Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Systems, the meeting included a Keynote Presentation by Jason Jordan, the Policy Director for APA entitled "Planning Policy in the New Congress" and an afternoon Transportion Panel entitled "Local, State and National Perspectives on Transportation Policy and Funding."
Photos from the event are available for viewing here.
The afternoon Transportation Panel included 3 separate presentations offering local, state, and national perspectives.
These 3 presentations are available for viewing as PDF´s now:
Local Perspective (N. Theo Ngongang, MPA, Assistant Director, Baltimore City Department of Planning)
State Perspective (Don Halligan, Director of the Office of Planning & Capital Programming, MD Department of Transportation)
National Perspective (Nick Donohue, Policy Director, Transportation for America Program)
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