Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Maryland

3 days ago
When housing costs are high, lower-income residents are not the only ones who end up struggling.
WAMU
January 8, 2020, 6am PST
The ambitious "Homes for All" plan would include upzoning as only one tool for addressing the acute housing affordability crisis in the state of Maryland.
CityLab
January 7, 2020, 6am PST
Governor Larry Hogan is accused of personally benefiting from the state of Maryland's ongoing highway expansion program.
Washington Monthly
December 30, 2019, 11am PST
Will a dozen East Coast states and D.C. agree to a regional plan that would likely hike gas prices through a "cap-and-invest" program to mitigate tailpipe emissions similar to what California has done for the last five years?
The New York Times
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
December 22, 2019, 5am PST
Almost 90% of Arlington County land zones for residential use is reserved for single-family homes. Would adding missing middle housing in the form of duplexes and triplexes keep the price of housing in a more manageable range?
WAMU
December 21, 2019, 9am PST
A new plan lays out strategies to keep housing affordable for low- and moderate-income residents along the corridor of Maryland’s new Purple Line.
WAMU
December 18, 2019, 10am PST
In Baltimore, Amazon is at the center of a complicated web of products, services, and industries that is virtually impossible to avoid.
The New York Times
December 17, 2019, 12pm PST
A plan to widen Interstate 270 in Maryland was approved earlier this year under the condition that the state also study a plan to build a monorail along the route.
Greater Greater Washington
December 2, 2019, 8am PST
Transit-oriented development will play a key role in mitigating the congestion effects of growing population in the region around the nation's capital, and regional planners say the region is already achieving its goals.
WTOP
November 26, 2019, 7am PST
A temporary bike and pedestrian path is changing the street design game in Baltimore.
Greater Greater Washington
November 20, 2019, 5am PST
A proposal to charge riders who pay fare in cash an extra 25 cents faces criticism.
Greater Greater Washington
November 13, 2019, 9am PST
Ellicott City, Maryland, a suburb located 12-miles from Baltimore with a historic Main Street that has experienced catastrophic flooding twice since 2016, offers a case study of the complementary effects of sprawl and climate change.
NPR
November 13, 2019, 7am PST
Maryland and Virginia have decided on a plan to widen the American Legion Memorial Bridge, connecting the Northern Virginia suburbs of McLean and Great Falls with Maryland’s Montgomery County.
WTOP
November 6, 2019, 6am PST
Before drafting a new Pedestrian Master Plan for Montgomery County, planners are creating a detailed inventory of street conditions by walking every single one fo the county's roads and streets.
Greater Greater Washington
November 5, 2019, 6am PST
Community-based public-private partnerships are bringing green infrastructure jobs to Prince George’s County and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
Next City
October 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
As the city of Baltimore grapples with a declining population, it faces obstinate challenges in controlling the problems associated with vacant buildings, including the "vicious cycle" of vacancies causing more vacancies.
The Washington Post
October 17, 2019, 6am PDT
Should there be an extra fee for property owners who tear down an existing single-family home and replace it with a much larger, more expensive single-family home?
WAMU
October 12, 2019, 11am PDT
Too many developers chose to pay in-lieu fees to the Maryland city, and the inclusionary housing program was not producing much affordable housing.
Next City
October 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The Maryland county is launching a traffic safety program, but much work and many changes are needed to eliminate traffic fatalities.
Greater Greater Washington