Registration for Planning Conference Available

The Montgomery Planning Board announced that registration for the Makeover Montgomery 5 Conference is open. To register, click here.

From Sept 22-24, the three-day conference seeks to find solutions that will better the economy, neighborhoods, infrastructure, and environment of the county. The event is in partnership with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth.

Thursday, Sept 22: The conference will be held at the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth, located in the School of Architecture Building. The address is 3835 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742. A keynote address will be made by Angela D. Brooks, President Elect of the American Planning Association (APA) and Director of the Illinois Office of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). The CSH is non-profit organization that seeks to “use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities,” as per their website. This conference is free to the public, and registration is not required.

Friday, Sept 23 and Saturday, Sept 24: The conferences will be held at the M-NCPPC’s Wheaton Headquarters at 2425 Reedie Drive (14th Floor), Wheaton, MD 20902. The speakers will consist of planners, architects, developers, community organizers, and related professionals who will discuss “cutting-edge ideas for ensuring that suburban and urban places of all types are more resilient.” Some of the topics include climate adaptation, small business preservation, economic development, and immigration and cultural diversity. This conference, and others after, are $55 with registration required.

More information on Brooks and the conference schedule for Sept 23-24 can be found here.

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