Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (free film at Hood College: May 12)

Join us for a very engaging and free film: “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” "WASTED" aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of … [Read more...]

Who is going to pay for ALL this new growth?! And how?! (Public hearing Tuesday evening!)

FINALLY the public hearing on legislation to adjust the inadequate Mitigation Fees ("School Construction Fees") is on the agenda after being hijacked and put on hold for a while by the … [Read more...]

GREEN DRINKS! Social hour, then Cafeteria Compost: Frederick County Schools and Food Scrap recycling

In January, Green Drinks was relaunched in Frederick! This Wednesday, join us again, or for the first time, for an enjoyable social hour and an engaging presentation! Green Drinks is scheduled for … [Read more...]

Forest protection, air pollution, foam container bills fall by wayside in Maryland General Assembly

Bills passed to help fund Chesapeake cleanup, septic pump-outs and promote planning for sea level rise Maryland lawmakers took action this year to thwart the Trump administration’s move to allow oil … [Read more...]

Hear Royce Hanson at Hood on April 12: “Planning Politics and the Public Interest: Lessons Learned in Montgomery County”

Join us for a excellent presentation next Thursday from Royce Hanson, a recognized author and national leader in land use policies. Mr. Hanson will be presenting a seminar at Hood College, sponsored by the Center for … [Read more...]

The Science Is In: The healthiest neighborhoods are both walkable and green

Most of us, most of the time, don’t make much connection between place – the neighborhoods where we live, work, and play – and our health. Not unless we’re thinking of such obvious local health concerns as an outbreak of … [Read more...]

Small apartments in single-family neighborhoods

A Midwest city considers an affordable option to house more families in walkable neighborhoods. To relieve a worsening shortage of housing, Minneapolis planners have suggested allowing the … [Read more...]

MD Dept. of Planning review of Livable Frederick Master Plan

On March 5, 2018, Mr. Anthony Bruscia, the Chair of the Frederick County Planning Commission, received a letter from the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), as part of their "Local Plan Review," with detailed and … [Read more...]