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Maryland Smart Growth: Past, Present, and Future

April 28, 2010

Letter of Support from former Govenor Parris Glendening

Photo Collage of Event

Opening Session
Welcome from: 
Diane D. Allen, SU Provost.
Karen L. Olmstead, Dean of Henson School of Science & Technology, SU.

“Smart Growth on the Eastern Shore”
Richard E. Hall, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning.

“The New Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities” 
John Frece, US Environmental Protection Agency, Smart Growth Program.

“Moving from Smart to Sustainable: What Will It Take?”
Gerrit-Jan Knaap, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland.

What a Renewed Federal Commitment to the Chesapeake Means for Smart Growth.
Moderator: Marsha McLaughlin, Howard County, Department of Planning and Zoning.

 “Chesapeake Bay Executive Order and EPA Response” by Kevin DeBell, US Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program.

 “Chesapeake Bay TMDL and Watershed Implementation Plans” by Jeff Horan, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Conservation.

 “Chesapeake Bay Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act of 2009” by Alan Girard, Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Panel - Growing Smart: Small Towns Making a Big Difference
Moderator: Amy Owsley, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC). 
Russell Brinsfield, Town of Vienna.
Caroline Cline, Town of East New Market.
Bill Kastning, Town of Denton, Planning and Codes Department.
Margo G. Bailey, Town of Chestertown. 

Panel - Water Resources Element (WRE) for Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties
Moderator: Karen Baxbaum, Prince George’s County, Planning Department.
Roland Steiner, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
Karen Buxbaum, Prince George’s County, Planning Department. 
Deborah Weller, Prince George’s County, Department of Environmental Resources.
Mark A. Symborski, Montgomery County, Planning Department.

Best Practices in Land Preservation
Moderator: Sandra Edwards, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC).

“Successful Land Conservation: Donated Conservation Easements and the Maryland Environmental Trust” by Ann Gutierrez Carlson, Maryland Environmental Trust.

“Land Protection Strategies in Worcester County, MD" by Katherine Munson, Worcester County, Department of Comprehensive Planning.

“Planning for Results: Kent County's Approach to Preserving Working Landscapes” by Carla Gerber, Kent County, Department of Planning, Housing and Zoning.

“Matching Preservation Tools to Smart Growth Objectives” by Martin Sokolich, Talbot County, Office of Planning and Zoning.

Foreclosures and Their Effects on Neighborhoods
Moderator: Mike Pretl, Wicomico Neighborhood Congress.

“Community Aspects to Help Homeowners and the Community from Being Victimized by Foreclosure” by Mike Pretl, Wicomico Neighborhood Congress.

“About the Wicomico Neighborhood Congress and its Goals” by Cindy Pilchard, Wicomico Neighborhood Congress.

“Legal Aspects of Foreclosure” by Nicole Green, Attorney.

“The Neighborhood Association Perspective on Foreclosure Issues” by Shelton F. Lankford, Pemberton Ponds Homeowner's Association.

Best Practices in Sustainable Design
Moderator: Max F. Verbits, Architect.

“Lessons in Green: Sustainable School Design” by Brad A. Hastings, Becker Morgan Group, Inc. Architects/Engineers.

“Green Design Principles: A Residential Case Study” by David Quillin, David Quillin Architecture.

“Green Site Design: Stormwater Management Considerations” by Steve Marsh, GMB Architects/Engineers.

“Green Design at SU” by Wayne Shelton, Salisbury University, Campus Sustainability & Environmental Safety.

Closing Session and Conference Summary
Moderator: Amal K. Ali, Department of Geography & Geosciences, SU.
Closing Remarks: 
Brent Skeeter, Chair of the Department of Geography & Geosciences, SU. 
Conference Summary:
Marsha McLaughlin, Howard County, Department of Planning and Zoning.
Amy Owsley, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC).
Karen Buxbaum, Prince George’s County, Planning Department.
Sandra Edwards, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC).
Mike Pretl, Wicomico Neighborhood Congress.
Steve Marsh, GMB Architects/Engineers. 

 For More Information and/or Questions Please Contact Dr. Amal K. Ali


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