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Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission

2018-2019 Sustainable Growth Challenge student competition

The Sustainable Growth Commisison congratulates this year's winners!

Franklin Square Neighborhood Plan
Morgan State University

The mission statement developed by the students describes the plan as seeking “to revive the Franklin Square Community’s collective spirit by identifying and strengthening key components for safety and prosperity.”
Growing Excellence: Using Nature to Cultivate Academic Excellence at Prince George’s County Schools
University of Maryland, College Park

Landscape architecture designs for bringing nature onto the grounds of Prince George’s County’s Suitland High School and William Hirt Middle School.
Streambank and Road Erosion in Harford County
University of Maryland, College Park

A GIS application for identifying and ranking roadways in Harford County for their susceptibility to erosion.
Applied Sustainability Practicum
St. Mary's College of Maryland

A student developed website highlighting sustainability, outreach, and education efforts both on and off the St. Mary’s College campus
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.


​Joe Griffiths ​Jim Kruger
​Maryland Department of Planning ​Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
​410.767.4556 ​410.952.6496
Joseph.Griffiths@maryland.gov JamesKruger@comcast.net