Happy Hour this Friday 10/18/19

Planning Happy Hour this Friday!

Friday, October 18th at Fadensonnen at 3 W 23rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218 in the Old Goucher neighborhood.

UMD’s Student Planning Association will be having a happy hour this Friday at Fadensonnen in Baltimore at 5:30 pm. Fadensonnen has Happy Hour deals from 5 to 7, a food truck, nonalcoholic cocktails, wine, cider, and beer, and shares space with a restaurant – something for everyone! Reach out to Anna Brinley, (brinley@umd.edu, 202-494-6249) with issues, complaints, requests for information. Would love to see you all there.

MAPS updates and Planning Peeps Polls

MAPS has some updates and questions for you. Justin Fair here; let me know what dates and ideas sound good to you. Or comment on the Google Doc. Look for the bold stuff:

EPG AICP prep workshops are coming up! Thursdays at 6pm below in CBEIS, Room 108 – rsvp to Jasmine Forbes and Wendy McGee-Preti so we have a headcount for each date mdapaemergingplanners@gmail.com 

– September 12 

  -September 19

-October 10

-October 24

 -November 7 

-November 14 

-November 21 


  1. What classes are you taking for which you’ll want some extra software how-to know-how? We will want to find at least 2 speakers so we can do 2 Software Superstar Passport workshops each semester. We can offer $50 per speaker for a weekend or weeknight workshop.
  • “Photoshop” for land use maps? 
  • GIS for census analysis or map making? 
  • Online People Surveys and Newsletter Platforms for Data Collection?
  • Microsoft Excel or Access for Data Collection? 
  • Other? Tell us! 

2. Next happy hours with Emerging Planners Group 

Let’s do happy hours – are certain days of the week better for you?

  • ‘Welcome back’ happy hour early Sept. 13? Too soon?
  • College Park tbd
  • Salisbury U.  non-alcoholic happy hour in Salisbury (Undergraduates) also in Sept – tbd
  • Two happy hours across the state on the same day Sun-Mon Oct 6-7:
    • Doors Open Baltimore 
    • APA Maryland Conference in Rocky Gap

3. What’s good to host at the new AIA/BAF Center for Architecture and Design when it opens in Spring? 

  • Movie nights/film screenings? 
  • Monthly happy hour or bar crawl? 
  • Coffee over city-focused coffee table books? 


  1. There’s now a CREP alumni list serv Morgan-crep-alumni@morgan.edu
  2. Students and Planning Pros are encouraged to sign up to be in our Who’s Who people directory with the Emerging Planners Group: Google form is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Hxo7EpinHzRO8SkI2F21zpW02-GE8-9Mz8Rw6LNfUNw/edit?usp=drivesdk 
  3. Folks are graduating this May! We need to solicit new MAPS leadership, hint hint! Help carry the torch! 

Graduate Student Meet & Greet + Book Takeaway

Welcome back! The School of Architecture and Planning is hosting a CREP Grad Meet and Greet in the CBEIS atrium on Thursday, August 29 from 5:30-6 pm.

MAPS has some cool things in the mix! We’ll have quick sheets for the upcoming EPG AICP prep workshops, polls for what speakers we’ll want for the Software Superstar Passport workshops, and when is good to do some happy hours!

Updated Planning Resources list!

Happy summertime! As the APA Maryland Chapter’s Emerging Planners Group begins to map out its next two years, in anticipation of the Chapter’s upcoming lease with the AIA/BAF Center for Architecture and Design at 1 Charles Center…

We’ve updated our list of Planning Resources – A one-stop-shop for

  • What groups are doing good work who’ll help you learn more about the profession
  • What’s worth subscribing to so you’re in-the-know in Maryland
  • What we’re digging on the National APA website and the Maryland Chapter’s new websites

Plus, coming soon: Alumni ‘Who’s Who’ Contact Book

6/24/19 – Coming soon, we’re working with EPG to share a alumni list of contact information for Maryland planning professionals. A ‘who’s who’ of Maryland’s accredited alumni!

Recap: Professional development institute 2019

The live stream from the TOD Professional Development Institute Event by MAPS is now online and time-coded. Please take a listen and browse our recap doc!

  1. Browse : Shared Resources Folder from the Event
  2. Students and Faculty, view the Keynote Presentation Slideshow
  3. Watch the Keynote and Panel Discussion on Facebook Live
  4. Browse Photos from the Event
  5. Join the MAPS Mailing List and browse the MAPS website

Next Thu: PDI 2019 on Transit-Oriented Development 4/25/19 6PM

Want a job in the Planning field? Finesse your Planning chops! You’ve got a stake in TOD!

You’re invited!

Planners’ Professional Development Institute, hosted by MAPS and APA MD- Thu, April 25, 2019 6 PM – 9 PM. Get AICP CM credit! RSVP on Eventbrite (Free)

The event will focus on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) with a keynote by Amtrak’s Terrance Hancock to invite student feedback on Baltimore’s Penn Station Redevelopment, followed by a lively and diverse panel. The panel will introduce Planning students to career professionals and current-day development projects, concepts and models.

Light refreshments will be provided. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Many thanks to MAPS sponsor, the Morgan School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.


  • Terrance Hancock, Amtrak, Senior Real Estate Development Manager
  • Marianne Navarro, AICP, Mayor’s Office of Strategic Alliances – City of Baltimore, Anchor Institution Coordinator & Special Assistant for Economic Development
  • Lisa Hodges-Hiken, Westport Community Economic Development Corp, Executive Director
  • Adam D. Genn, Weller Development, Development Director
  • Celeste Chavis, Ph.D., P.E., Morgan State University Dept. of Transportation & Urban Infrastructure Studies, Associate Professor
  • Renata Southard, Assoc. AIA, Baltimore City, Department of Planning, Design Planner

MSU City + Regional Planning Program