PRESTO: Plan for Regional Sustainability Tomorrow

PRESTO is a multi-year effort, with the National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) at the University of Maryland, to develop, disseminate, and promote the implementation of a sustainable development strategy for the Baltimore-Washington region.

PRESTO: Plan for Regional Sustainability Tomorrow

The multi-year goal for this project is to develop, disseminate, and promote the implementation of a sustainable development strategy for the Baltimore-Washington region.  Well-known examples of similar efforts include privately financed and promoted plans such as the Burnham plan for Chicago, the Wallace-McHarg plan for the Valleys, and the series of plans for greater metropolitan New York prepared by the Regional Planning Association. These plans or strategies were not prepared for or adopted by any public agency but were highly influential for decades after they were released.

The ULI Baltimore Regionalism committee will continue to work with NCSG in order to refine scenarios and develop policies that promote sustainable development.

Team Leads

Gerrit Knaap, Executive Director, NCSG
Uri Avin, Director, Planning & Design Center Director, NCSG

Additional Team Members

Frederick Ducca, Transportation Planning Research Group Director, NCSG
Sevgi Erdogen, Research Associate, NCSG
Rolf Moekel, Faculty Research Associate, NCSG
Daniel Engelberg, Research Assistant, NCSG

http://smartgrowth.umd.edu/PReSTo.html