Land Use Planning in a Virtual World at #MACoCon

Learn about how new rendering and mapping technology can assist in land planning and development projects, the benefits of having an online permitting system, and the challenges posed by new “virtual” businesses, such as AirBnB, at the 2016 MACo Summer Conference.

Land Use in a Virtual World


Technology continues to profoundly shape how county land use and building project decisions are made. Proposed projects can be visualized in unprecedented detail through the use of 3D rendering and paperless plan review systems can increase efficiencies and reduce costs. However, the rise of virtual businesses, such as AirBnB, can pose challenges to traditional permitting systems and may require new and innovative approaches. Panelists will discuss these new tools and challenges and provide examples of their use.


  • James Cannistra, Prince George’s County Division Chief, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • Anthony Puzzo, Business Development Manager, State and Local Government Team, ESRI

Moderator: The Honorable Stephen Lafferty, Maryland House of Delegates

Date & Time: Friday, August 19, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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