2017 Community Change Grants

​America Walks, partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and other sponsors, announce another round of micro grant funding. This program will award grantees up to $1,500 in stipends for projects creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST, November 10. Learn more and apply... Read more

From NIMBY to YIMBY: Making a More Compelling Case for Housing

​ Overcoming neighborhood opposition is often the highest hurdle facing developers of affordable housing, but a new wave of advocates and grass-roots groups—sometimes called YIMBYs for “yes in my backyard”—are working to build community support for new affordable housing. Read more... Read more

Nature Conservancy Accepting Proposals for School Gardens

​The Nature Conservancy is working to promote environmental education through the creation of Nature Works Everywhere gardens. The core principle behind the Gardens program is that gardens model conservation science on a relatable scale. The program empowers students and teachers to work together to create and implement their own solutions to environmental challenges in their communities. Applications due November 3. Learn more and apply... Read more

Maryland Department of Planning Participates in Park(ing) Day

​On Friday, September 15, the Maryland Department of Planning is participating in International Park(ing) Day 2017 by turning an ordinary parking spot along West Preston Street at Baltimore State Center into a one-day pocket park.... Read more

Buffalo Bayou Park and Designing a Resilient Future for Houston

​As Hurricane Harvey affected the Houston area, many of the most poignant and striking images shared on social media featured before-and-after scenes of the flooding. One of the many landmarks being used as a yardstick for the storm’s power is Buffalo Bayou, an urban park and greenspace. The park shows the challenges of resilient design within the Houston metro area, a floodplain that’s seen its population and development rapidly expand over the last decade. Read more... Read more
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