Regionalism Committee

Meets on the Second Friday of each month
8:30 a.m. at the MRA/GTA Offices, 1414 Key Highway, Suite 201P, Baltimore, MD 21230

Regionalism Committee

This committee focuses on promoting best land use practices and development in the region, through collaborating with local governments, elected officials and non-profits. In 2011 and 2012 we had a series of popular “Conversations with Planning Directors” with Howard County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, Carroll County and Annapolis Planning Directors speaking to not only to the regionalism committee, but other ULI members as well.  Please take a look at some of our current and past initiatives and get involved.

Current Initiatives

Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) – engages our local membership directly with the community, drawing upon our members’ knowledge and experience in order to facilitate resolution of specific land-use challenges facing communities and the region.

Concentrating Growth: Solutions to Obstacles – Baltimore ULI, through the support of two ULI Action Grants, has crafted a process to identify obstacles to development in Maryland’s Priority Funding Areas (PFAs) and generate solutions.  In Phase I, ULI engaged over 80 builders and developers in workshops around the state. The workshops focused on the challenges to infill and revitalization.  After the publication of the obstacles, ULI is leading an effort to identify solutions which will lead to publication of best practices.

Past Initiatives

Reality Check Plus – “Today’s vision, Tomorrow’s Reality.” Projected growth for the State of Maryland over the next 25 years has increasingly become a concern for a broad cross-section of Maryland residents, 850 of whom participated in a unique series of four growth visioning exercises held throughout the State called Reality Check Plus (RCP).

Growing Cooler – the ULI Baltimore Regionalism Committee won a ULI Action Grant for “growing cooler” workshops which provided a “hands on” opportunity for Maryland’s regional Planning Directors and their staff to gain new insights on how to plan future growth.

Regionalism Committee Chair

Kristen Mitchell

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