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Infrastructure and Development

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Planning Services

Infrastructure and Development

The Maryland Department of Planning's Infrastructure and Development unit helps strengthen existing communities through infrastructure planning, coordination and funding, as well as place-based economic development and community revitalization. We work with local governments and other state, regional and federal agencies to facilitate the efficient and cost effective use of land and infrastructure investment within established communities and targeted growth areas, consistent with local governments' plans and in a way that reinforces prior public and private investments; enhances residents' access to jobs, shopping, services and amenities and businesses' access to employees and consumers; and contributes to a safe and healthy environment.

If you have questions about Infrastructure and Development, please email Michael Bayer, Manager, Infrastructure & Development.

Walktober Walkinars in October

Walking is an activity that many of us take for granted.  But as pedestrian accident rates continue to rise and access to safe pedestrian spaces is diminished, communities are recognizing that walking -- and improving the walkability of our neighborhoods – requires public attention and action.

Throughout October, the Maryland Department of Planning in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation will host a series of 90-minute webinars, or Walkinars, to highlight how we can collectively rally around walking, an activity that is both central to the state’s active transportation efforts and a critical component promoting public well-being.

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