The Maryland Department of Planning is conducting a second round of community outreach for the new state development plan, A Better Maryland. Planning developed topics and strategies using input provided by participants in the first round of outreach for A Better Maryland. Additional stakeholders, including the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Maryland Municipal League, the Maryland Association of Counties, and Maryland state agencies, assisted in this effort. You can view first round input on Planning’s website at the What We’ve Heard page.

Take the Online Strategies Survey

As part of the second round, Planning has posted a new online survey to gather additional input as we formulate A Better Maryland. The survey allows you to prioritize strategies, which are organized under the following 14 topics:

Sustaining the Environment into the Future
Preserving Land
Adapting and Becoming Resilient to Climate Change
Tackling the Economic Development Needs of the Next Century
Improving Economic Growth and Development in Existing Communities
Meeting Renewable Energy Goals
Addressing Maryland’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Technology Challenges and Opportunities
Creating Workforce/Affordable Housing
Building Capacity in Communities
Protecting Historic and Cultural Resources
Creating Quality Places
Coordinating State Agencies in Planning Processes
Respecting Regional Distinctions
Improving the Delivery of Programs and Services to Local Jurisdictions

Please consider attending our December 15th public meeting in Columbia. Please share this with your associates, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Post to your social media (e.g. Facebook, Next Door). Together we will develop the new state development plan, A Better Maryland.