Urban Planning Project Takes Second Place in American Planning Association 2020 Student Project Awards

Jan 30, 2020 / Updated Mar 25, 2020


A sustainable, responsible plan for development in growth-limited Harford County, Maryland, was awarded second place in the American Planning Association’s 2020 Student Project Awards. The project, which was conducted as part of UMD’s Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) program and led by graduate students in the urban studies and planning program, works to balance the beloved rural character of the county with its increasing need for more housing. The students’ report was also recognized last fall by the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association as the most outstanding student project of 2019, where judges cited it as a possible prototype for other counties in the region.


Read more about their project here.