December 27, 2008
The Delaware and Maryland chapters of the American Planning Association recently sponsored an APA regional conference in Annapolis. The conference theme of "Growing Greener – Planning Healthy Communities for a Healthy Planet" highlighted the urgent need for smart-growth strategies in the Mid-Atlantic region.
PhD student Lynette Boswell represented the Urban and Regional Planning and Design program at the conference. She was joined by fellow University of Maryland students and faculty from related departments, city planners from across the region, and natural resources and environmental protection experts.
In a news article about the conference, Boswell emphasized the need for brownfield redevelopment in urban areas. "The cities of the future may all look different, but some of the strategies of smart growth and environmental concerns will be incorporated in many urban planning projects," she said.
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