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Planning Trends, Transportation to be Topics at Makeover Montgomery 2

The three-day conference will explore latest planning trends from across the region and is open to the public.

Registration is open to the public for Makeover Montgomery 2 | Moving Forward Montgomery three-day conference. Credit: MM2 website
Registration is open to the public for Makeover Montgomery 2 | Moving Forward Montgomery three-day conference. Credit: MM2 website
From a news release:

Registration is open to the public for Makeover Montgomery 2 | Moving Forward Montgomery. The three-day conference is happening May 8-10 and will look at the latest trends, issues and solutions that can help move our community forward.

This event is following on the success of the Makeover Montgomery conference in 2011 which focused on the Zoning Rewrite project. Now, the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, the Montgomery County Planning Department and the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland have joined forces again to host Makeover Montgomery 2 | Moving Forward Montgomery (MM2).

The conference will kick off on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at the University of Maryland in College Park with a keynote address delivered by Ellen Dunham-Jones, award-winning architect and professor of contemporary architecture and urban design at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture. Dunham-Jones is also a board member of the Congress for New Urbanism and coauthor of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs.”

The conference will then continue on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, at the Silver Spring Civic Building located in downtown Silver Spring at One Veterans Place. Regional and national experts will lead discussions on a variety of topics within the following tracks:

  • Transportation and Transit Oriented Development
  • Creative Use of Public Assets/Public-Private Partnerships
  • Current Planning Trends

All across the country, suburban planners and residents are grappling with how to adapt to demographic shifts, changing housing preferences, and growing infrastructure costs – all while making their communities more sustainable. This event will address these themes and more with some of the brightest planning minds from across the country.

Register now for the conference. 

MM2 Conference Details:
MM2 | Moving Forward Montgomery
May 8, 2014, 7 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Auditorium on the campus of The University of Maryland, College Park
May 9-10, 2014, starting at 8 a.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building  (1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring)
Registration fee: $35
AICP CM and AIA CE credits are pending


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