2011 April 14

Sprawl Repair, Makeover Montgomery

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Sprawl has come to define the urban form of the latter half of the 20th century and continues to be the dominant form of new development despite calls to shift to more sustainable development practices. This session provides an overview of planning tools and strategies that can be used to foster changes to this pattern and redirect growth to strategic areas identified for redevelopment. Strategies for a range of spatial scales will be offered and a major local case study will be highlighted.