Learn Where Smart Growth & “A Better Maryland” Are Going At #MACoCon

Hear a discussion on the future direction of Smart Growth in Maryland and receive an update on the new State Development Plan, A Better Maryland, at the 2018 MACo Summer Conference.

Smart Growth Next: How Do We Grow From Here?


With Smart Growth turning 20 years old and a new State Development Plan – A Better Maryland – being drafted, now is the ideal time to consider the future of Smart Growth in Maryland. Panelists will reflect on the past successes and failures of Smart Growth, offer suggestions on modernizing the Smart Growth visions and policies, and provide an update on the status and elements of the State Development Plan.


  • Wendi Peters, Special Secretary of Smart Growth, Maryland Office of Smart Growth
  • Gerrit Knaap, Executive Director, National Center for Smart Growth
  • Deborah Carpenter, Planning and Land Management Director, Garrett County

Moderator: To Be Determined

Date & Time: Friday, August 17, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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