Category Archives: Events

Trip to National Building Museum, and minutes from quarterly meeting

Minutes from the March 8th quarterly meetings are now available. If you’re interested in getting more involved in MAPS, please contact Mr. Justin Fair. In addition, students are excited to visit the National Building Museum on Sunday, March 24, please contact to RSVP.


Professional Development Institute: Transit-Oriented Development in Baltimore

Good Morning,

Please share word of this keynote + panel on Transit-Oriented Development, at Morgan State University CBEIS! Flier and 5 W’s below!

TITLE:      Professional Development Institute: Transit-Oriented Development in Baltimore

WHAT:        Keynote and Panel

WHO:         Morgan Association of Planning Students

WHEN:     Thursday, April 25 6:00 PM

WHERE:     Morgan State University CBEIS  (Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies – Room 235)

Flier:        Event Flier     (Spring 2019 events schedule)

DESCRIPTION:    Morgan Association of Planning Students (MAPS) invites you to attend Morgan’s annual Planners’ Professional Development Institute (PDI) keynote and Panel discussion on Thursday, April 25 6pm at CBEIS. 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. Please RSVP for headcount.

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.

CONTACT: Learn more at + Share Event on Facebook

Mr. Justin Fair, MAPS President, or call Mr. Fair at (410) 645-0474.


Terrance HancockAmtrakSenior Real Estate Development Manager
Marianne Navarro, AICPMayor’s Office of Strategic Alliances – City of BaltimoreAnchor Institution Coordinator & Special Assistant for Economic Development
Lisa Hodges-HikenWestport Community Economic Development CorpExecutive Director
Adam D. GennWeller DevelopmentDevelopment Director
Celeste Chavis, Ph.D., P.E.Morgan State University Dept. of Transportation & Urban Infrastructure StudiesAssociate Professor
Renata Southard, Assoc. AIABaltimore City, Department of PlanningDesign Planner

MAPS Events this Spring

Planning students who aren’t already in touch with MAPS, the Morgan Association of Planning Students, are invited to say hello and join our email list. Cool events to put on your calendar (or Google Cal):

Wed Feb 13 6:30p Visualizing Early Baltimore circa 1815 with Mapping Bmore

Thu Feb 14 1p – Built Environment Career Fair at CBEIS

Wed Feb 20 6p – APA Happy hour to Ellicott City Brewing Co

Fri Mar 8 6p – MAPS Quarterly Meeting and Happy Hour at Mt Vernon Marketplace

Sun Mar 24 noon – Field Trip to National Building Museum

Mon Tue Apr 1 & 2 – UMBC Critical GIS at Red Emmas (interested? we’re also eager to do something like this at CBEIS but need to gauge student interest)

Thu Apr 25 6p – MAPS Professional Development Institute keynote and panel discussion on transit-oriented development in Baltimore (let us know if you want to help organize this! We’ve got a Slack started to divvy-up tasks)

Fri May 24 6p – Happy Hour TBA


Questions? Ask April, Justin or Washina; or email Join our email list.

Some upcoming events to check out this Feb

We’re getting an events calendar together …

Including :
JAN 23: ULI Young Leaders Happy Hour – Urban Land Institute
FEB 13: Visualizing Early Baltimore circa 1815 – Mapping Bmore –
FEB 20: APA Maryland FeBREWary Volunteer Happy Hour at Ellicott Mills Brewing Company – APA Maryland –
MAR 6 DEADLINE to submit proposals for APA‘s conference “Negotiating Change:
Balancing Development, Climate Change, and Preservation in Maryland” scheduled for October 6-8 at Rocky Gap Casino & Resort, Cumberland, MD
APR 9 APA National Conference – APA –
APR 25: Professional Development Institute at CBEIS – Morgan Association of Planning Students –
Plus the many events that’ll be posted on the new MD APA events calendar!

Save the Date: PDI 2019 4/25 at 6pm

This year’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) event will be held Thursday, April 25th 2019 at 6pm! The PDI takes place each Spring and is organized by the Morgan Association of Planning Students (MAPS), to introduce Planning students to career professionals and current-day development projects, concepts and models. With a keynote speaker and a panel discussion, students can learn and follow these panelists in order to become better-informed job candidates. You’re Invited! More information coming soon.

Want to learn more and get involved in helping to organize this event? Contact or find April Smith, Justin Fair, or Washina Ford to get into the mix. We can use your help and ideas! We’ll be meeting when schedules allow over coffee, drinks, group chat, or after class.