Maryland Bird Conservation Symposium
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Maryland Bird Conservation Symposium

  • Patuxent South Tract National Wildlife Visitor Center (map)
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The Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership (MBCP) and Youth Maryland Ornithological Society (YMOS) will unite the expertise of professional conservationists and the passion of youth birders to discuss the status of and threats to Maryland’s birds and their protection at the first-ever Maryland Bird Conservation Symposium. Presentations and Q&A sessions will help identify needed bird conservation actions to secure populations of Maryland’s birds and their habitats. Our keynote speaker is Mike Parr, President of American Bird Conservancy.

The Symposium marks the launch of the Maryland Avian Research & Conservation Fund for Youth!  This fund is the first of its kind in Maryland, and possibly the Mid-Atlantic, that empowers youth to conduct avian research or conservation. Submitted proposals will be reviewed for their contributions to advancing avian conservation or research that benefits one or more of Maryland's 143 Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Proposals may involve breeding, non-breeding, or migratory stopover habitats. Results must be published in Maryland Birdlife or another appropriate journal. ALL Symposium Sponsorships and the proceeds from registrations go to the Fund.

Registration is limited to 125 attendees, so register early!

  • Youth and college students - FREE

  • Adults/professionals - $25 ($35 after January 17, 2019)

High School and College Students: If you are interested in presenting a poster of your research or conservation work, please indicate this on your registration form. There will be time during lunch and the afternoon break to interact with others and network. We will also have space for art, carvings, or photography exhibits. If you have digital photography you must provide your own method of displaying your photos (laptop, etc).

Location:

Patuxent South Tract National Wildlife Visitor Center
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Webcast — Planning and Law Caselaw Update
Jan
31
1:00 PM13:00

Webcast — Planning and Law Caselaw Update

CM | 1.50 | Law

CLE 1.50 through Illinois State Bar

 

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association is pleased to host the upcoming webcast Planning and Law Caselaw Update on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET. Registration for individuals is $20 for PLD members and $45 for nonmembers. Registration for two or more people at one computer is $140. 

The U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts, and state courts all play an important role in shaping planning throughout the country. This annual review delves into the important cases, the decisions that were made — or not made — and how this will affect planning at many levels.  It will also consider new legislative developments, both at the local and federal levels, which may influence the future of planning.  Speakers are John Baker, Esq., founding attorney of Greene Espel,  Deborah M. Rosenthal, Esq., FAICP, partner at Fitzgerald Yap Kreditor LLP, and Alan Weinstein, Esq., Professor of Law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Professor of Urban Studies at CSU's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Register here

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APA Maryland FeBREWary Volunteer Happy Hour
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

APA Maryland FeBREWary Volunteer Happy Hour

  • Ellicott Mills Brewing Company (map)
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Want to learn more about planning? Interested in volunteering with your Maryland Chapter? Want to mingle with your fellow planners? Join us!

We will loosely talk shop about plans for the 2019 year from events to outreach. Mostly just a fun get together for folks to network!

We will be holding these happy hours monthly and will choose a new location for each month. 

We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to join our Meetup group and RSVP!

February Location:

Ellicott Mills Brewing Company
8308 Main St
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Upcoming Happy Hours:

- Wednesday 3/20/2019 Location TBA
- Thursday 4/25/2019 Location TBA
- Thursday 5/23/2019 Location TBA
- Thursday 6/20/2019 Location TBA
- Wednesday 7/17/2019 Location TBA
- Thursday 8/15/2019 Location TBA
- Thursday 9/12/2019 Location TBA
- Thursday 10/17/2019 Location TBA
- Thursday 11/14/2019 Location TBA

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D.C. METRO AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUMMIT
Mar
20
7:30 AM07:30

D.C. METRO AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUMMIT

WHY THIS MATTERS

Developers are all too familiar with the phrase, housing crisis. Cities across the country are experience large surges in population, with concerned residences noticing the steady rise in housing costs. In fact, studies say that housing costs have grown more quickly in comparison to other cities, with no signs of stopping. 

So what can D.C.'s City Council, as well as local developers, do to develop and build more affordable options for D.C.'s residents? Under Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration, $167.6 million dollars in public financing would go to 25 affordable housing projects in the fiscal year of 2018, according to Curbed. That alone would represent over 1,600 units to serve about 3,600 people. And with private developers including JBG Smith, Tishman Speyer, WC Smith, and more stepping into the affordable housing fray, could a long-term solution for the housing crisis be in sight?

Join Bisnow as we bring together D.C.'s developers, city officials, and more to discuss how to best attack the affordable housing crisis and make a lasting impact for D.C. residents to come. It's a Bisnow event you don't want to miss! 

Don't forget to follow @BisnowDC and join the fun on Twitter using hashtag #BisnowDC!

Visit the website HERE for more info and to purchase tickets.

For questions, recommendations, comments, or press inquiries please email our DC event producer, Elizabeth Baker at Liz.Baker@bisnow.com. 

Venue TBA

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

1. From JBG Smith to Tishman Speyer, what major developers are now investing in affordable housing projects - and why? 

2. Why is the majority of affordable housing developments east of Rock Creek Park - and what can be done to remedy the situation? 

3. How are nonprofit developers making significant strides to tackle affordable housing? 

4. Where is the most affordable housing being built, and will it be enough? 

5. Some developers call affordable housing the "hardest" asset class to cover. What can be done to get more developers involved? 

AGENDA

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration, Networking, & Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Developing Affordable Housing in Booming Areas

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Holistic Development in Overlooked Areas
- How Can Recently-Introduced Opportunity Zones Benefit Affordable Housing?

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM More Networking!

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Call for Abstracts! 6th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning
Mar
28
to Mar 30

Call for Abstracts! 6th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (map)
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It is a pleasure to invite you to the 6th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning. The conference is hosted by the UMass Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning and will take place in Amherst, MA, USA from March 28 - 30, 2019.

The Fábos Conference is held every 3 years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape and greenway planning, design, and policy-making, from the local to the international level.

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstracts - October 29, 2018
Deadline for full papers - February 4, 2019

Submit your abstracts here
Questions? Contact us fabosconference@umass.edu
sites.google.com/umass.edu/fabosconference2019

Who should attend?
• landscape architects
• urban planners
• greenway researchers
• conservation professionals
• recreation advocates
• students

THEME

The theme for the 2019 conference, "Urban Greenway Planning: Adapting to Expanding and Contracting Cities" explores the social and ecological potential of linear green spaces in urban areas that are experiencing decline or those that are booming. We look to understand the variety of ways in which urban greenways are conceived, designed, built, used, and maintained in cities across the globe in response to economic and demographic trends. 
 

We invite abstracts (200-400 words) describing research, a project summary, or a perspective essay. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be encouraged to submit a full paper for peer-review. An accepted paper will enable the author to present at the conference and publish in a peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

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SAVE THE DATE: Professional Development Institute Event
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

SAVE THE DATE: Professional Development Institute Event

This year’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) event will be held Thursday, April 25th 2019 at 6pm! The PDI takes place each Spring and is organized by the Morgan Association of Planning Students (MAPS), to introduce Planning students to career professionals and current-day development projects, concepts and models. With a keynote speaker and a panel discussion, students can learn and follow these panelists in order to become better-informed job candidates. You’re Invited! More information coming soon.

Want to learn more and get involved in helping to organize this event?

Contact morganstateplanning@gmail.com or find April Smith, Justin Fair, or Washina Ford to get into the mix. We can use your help and ideas! We’ll be meeting when schedules allow over coffee, drinks, group chat, or after class.

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Save the Date: 2019 ACS Data Users Conference
May
14
to May 15

Save the Date: 2019 ACS Data Users Conference

  • American University Washington College of Law (map)
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Save the Date! The next ACS Data Users Conference is planned for May 14-15, 2019 at the American University Washington College of Law (4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC).

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is organizing next year’s conference in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and with guidance from an ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee. More information about the conference will be posted on the ACS Online Community website in early November.

Questions? Please contact Linda A. Jacobsen (ljacobsen@prb.org) or Mark Mather (mmather@prb.org) at PRB.

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APA Maryland Volunteer Happy Hour
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

APA Maryland Volunteer Happy Hour

Interested in volunteering with your Maryland Chapter? Want to mingle with your fellow planners? Join us!

We will loosely talk shop about plans for the 2019 year from events to outreach. Mostly just a fun get together for folks to network!

We will be holding these happy hours monthly and will choose a new location for each month. This month will be held at the same location as the last one in October until we can decide on another location.

Union Collective
1700 W 41st St
Baltimore, MD 21211

We will see you there!

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2019 Maryland Preservation Awards
Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Maryland Preservation Awards

Please join us on Thursday, January 31, for the 2019 Maryland Preservation Awards, celebrating eleven outstanding people and projects for their extraordinary efforts to preserve and enhance historic places, archeological sites and cultural heritage. Presented annually by the Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees, the Maryland Preservation Awards are the highest level of recognition for historic preservation, heritage education and community development projects in the state. 

The hour-long ceremony will begin at 4:30 pm in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis. Following the ceremony, mix and mingle with awardees and fellow preservationists at a special reception sponsored by the Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees and Preservation Maryland.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited. Advance registration is requiredThe deadline to register is January 25, 2019. 

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Maryland Nonprofits 2019 Legislative Preview
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Maryland Nonprofits 2019 Legislative Preview

About the event

Maryland Nonprofits Legislative Preview is the place to make connections, be in the know, and set your priorities for advocacy in the upcoming year. The 2019 legislative session in Maryland will be addressing major issues of import to nonprofits and communities, especially education, with the recently passed constitutional amendment and the ongoing work of the Kirwan Commission.

REGISTER HERE.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Be in the Know on the Kirwan Commission: Get an insider’s viewpoint from keynote speaker William E. "Brit" Kirwan on the recommendations and impact of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education.

  • Make Connections: Meet advocates and participate in dialogue on a range of issues that may affect your organization and the communities you serve, including education, healthcare, equity, arts and humanities, justice, disabilities, mental health and more.

  • Get the Budget Forecast: Learn what analysts forecast will happen with the state budget, the impact on nonprofits, and how to make a difference.

  • Sharpen Your Game: Learn from seasoned advocates on how to talk to elected officials about your organization and your issues.

AGENDA

8:00 AM - Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - Welcome, Overview of Maryland Nonprofits Policy Priorities

Henry Bogdan, Maryland Nonprofits Policy and Advocacy Director

9:15 AM - Major Health Care Access and Affordability Initiatives

Vincent Demarco, Health Care Access Maryland

Presentations Honoring Senator Cheryl Kagan and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk

Heather Iliff, Maryland Nonprofits President and CEO

9:40 AM - Keynote Address

William E. "Brit" Kirwan, Chair of Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education

10:25 AM - Maryland's State Budget and the Fiscal Outlook

Ben Orr, Executive Director, Maryland Center on Economic Policy


11:00 AM
 - Roundtable Discussions Part I

Two 30-minute roundtable discussion sessions.

12:00 PM - Building Legislative Relationships

Caryn York, Executive Director, Job Opportunities Task Force 

12:20 PM - Concluding Remarks

Henry Bogdan, Maryland Nonprofits Policy and Advocacy Director

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AREAS & FACILITATORS:

(This list will continue to be updated as facilitators are confirmed.)

  • Protecting Access to Healthcare, Vincent DeMarco, Health Care Access Maryland and Catherine Kirk Robins, MD Citizens Health Initiative

  • Energy, Climate, and the Environment, Emily Frias, MD Climate Action Network and Jamie DeMarco, MD Clean Energy Jobs Initiative

  • Poverty and Social Safety Net, Regan Vaughn, Catholic Charities

  • Arts and Humanities, Nicholas Cohen, MD Citizens for the Arts and Jeannie Howe, Baltimore Cultural Arts Alliance

  • Challenges for Working Families, Robin McKinney, CASH Campaign of Maryland

  • Behavioral Health Issues, Dan Martin, Mental Health Association of Maryland

  • Public and Environmental Health, Raimee Eck, Maryland Public Health Association and Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, MD Environmental Health Network

  • De-Criminalizing Poverty, Nikki Thompson, Job Opportunities Task Force

  • Community Development and Housing, Odette Ramos, Community Development Network

  • Maryland Budget Challenges, Kali Schumitz, Maryland Center on Economic Policy

  • Education and Early Childhood, Jennifer Bevan Dangel, Advocates for Children and Youth

  • The 2020 Census, Victor Valentine, Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

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Saving Our Suburbs (Part 1): How to Create Successful Suburbs
Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

Saving Our Suburbs (Part 1): How to Create Successful Suburbs

The formulas that guided suburban growth for more than 60 years no longer work. How can suburbs adapt to increasingly complex social, economic, fiscal, and environmental demands? What new approaches can help them secure their futures?

In part one of this three-part webinar series on Saving Our Suburbs (S.O.S.), panelists will unpack data and share case studies that show how suburbs are preparing for—and succeeding in—a new demographic, cultural, and economic landscape. They’ll give perspective on how public officials and community leaders can rethink their approach to development and growth in response to changing tastes and markets.

Panelists include:

- Chris Leinberger, Chair and Professor, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis George Washington University

- Jason Beske, AICP, Consultant and Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech College of Architecture & Urban Studies

- David Dixon, FAIA, Vice President, Stantec’s Urban Places Join the conversation! After presentations we’ll have a Q&A period. Earn 1.5 AICP CM credits for attending.

Webinar brought to you in association with America Walks, Congress for New Urbanism, Build a Better Burb, and American Planning Association's National Capital Area Chapter

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Mid-Atlantic Food Recovery Summit and 8th Annual Food Day
Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

Mid-Atlantic Food Recovery Summit and 8th Annual Food Day

  • Bowie State University, Wiseman Student Center (map)
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Be a part of the continuing conversation about reducing wasted food in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. As awareness of the problem of wasted food increases, governments and businesses have developed ambitious goals to avoid surplus food and divert it to its highest and best uses.

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DesignDC 2018: Constructing an Equitable Future
Oct
2
to Oct 4

DesignDC 2018: Constructing an Equitable Future

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
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This year’s DesignDC conference theme is Constructing an Equitable Future. The conference will analyze the role of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in creating working, playing, and living spaces open to all regardless of ability, income-level, or age.

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The 104th ICMA Annual Conference
Sep
23
to Sep 26

The 104th ICMA Annual Conference

ICMA invites you to attend the 104th ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore on September 23-26, 2018. Whether you are a newcomer to local government or a seasoned professional, here are a few reasons to make the ICMA Annual Conference the professional development event you don't want to miss:

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NEXT CITY VANGUARD CONFERENCE
Sep
12
to Sep 15

NEXT CITY VANGUARD CONFERENCE

The Vanguard conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.

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