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Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission

2017-2018 Sustainable Growth Challenge student competition

Harford Community CollegeUniversity of Maryland Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture
Creative, structured, community involved, and implementable proposal to bring an outdoor, free gym to a public parkDetailed, analytical, and stunning design for an integrated outdoor exploration and learning area at a Baltimore City School


The Commission would like to thank all the students and faculty members who contributed to this year's excellent class of submissions, other projects included


About the Challenge

The Sustainable Growth Challenge, an annual collegiate competition hosted by the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, engages students from across the state in planning, sustainability and reinvestment issues. This summer we began reaching out to academic programs around the state to elicit their interest in this fall's competition.

The competition enables students to conduct community planning exercises, analyze economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable growth and develop creative community solutions. The competition provides students the opportunity to interact with local leaders and engage in their own community planning processes.

Your Next ​Steps


​Joe Griffiths​Jim Kruger
​Maryland Department of Planning​Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
Winning teams will be recognized at the commission’s annual awards ceremony to be held in the spring of 2018.
Special thanks to the National Association of Realtors® and the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors® for their previous support of this initiative.

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