MACo December 2013 Winter Conference Session – Implementing PlanMaryland

Description:  PlanMaryland is a statewide policy designed to foster smart and sustainable growth by directing state agencies on how to target their financial resources to communities and local governments.  Local governments have been encouraged to propose “place” and “preservation/conservation” planning areas to be incorporated into the PlanMaryland map.  Speakers will provide an update on the status of PlanMaryland implementation, including State agency strategies for incorporating their own policies into the Plan, the planning area designation process, and local government ramifications.


  1. Richard E. Hall, AICP, Maryland Secretary of Planning
  2. Jeffrey Fretwell, Smart Growth and Regulatory Reform Manager, Maryland Department of the Environment
  3. Gerrit Knaap, Executive Director, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education

Date & Time:  Thursday, December 12, 2013, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The MACo December 2013 Winter Conference will take place from December 11 –  13 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Maryland.  Further information can be found on MACo’s website.

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