To provide a forum for regional and industry leaders and stakeholders to address issues of jurisdictional interdependence affecting the Baltimore Metropolitan and ULI Baltimore District service area.
REGIONALISM COMMITTEE OVERVIEW
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Baltimore District service area includes Maryland jurisdictions of Baltimore City and Allegheny, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Fredrick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. This service area includes the Cities of Annapolis, Frederick, Salisbury, and many independent municipalities. ULI Baltimore District’s “Regionalism Committee” is unique to Urban Land Institute and fulfills a cross service area purpose.
For over a decade, ULI Baltimore’s Regionalism Committee has illuminated and contributed to solving challenges faced by the interdependent jurisdictions of the Maryland and Chesapeake Bay regions. The Regionalism Committee led ULI efforts of Reality Check; Reality Check Plus; Partnership for Building Reuse; Growing Cooler (merging Land Use and Transportation Planning); Weather It Together (addressing Sea Level Rise/Climate Change and the effects upon coastal and Chesapeake Bay communities); Affordable Housing; various workshops; and numerous Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs). In addition, the Baltimore District’s Affordable Housing Committee and TAP Committee originated from initiatives led by the Regionalism Committee. Moving forward, this committee will continue to drive solutions to the diverse challenges of Maryland’s interdependent jurisdictions and advance ULI national initiatives and priorities.
REGIONALISM COMMITTEE GOALS
- To educate members and illuminate topics of regional importance.
- To serve as an impartial moderator promoting interjurisdictional dialogue and cooperation.
- Equip our membership with knowledge from expert opinions on regional topics of priority.
- To leverage ULI resources to address solutions to regional challenges.
- Knowledge-share among committee members and regional public leadership.
- Create opportunities for ULI members to build relationships with regional public decision-makers.
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.