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4/7 - Designing the Megaregion and Healing the Divided City (CM | 1.5)

Updated: Apr 13, 2020

Much of the economic and population growth in the U.S. is happening within 12 urban megaregions. Investment in these megaregions can add stress to the environment, increase gridlock and air traffic delays, and make inequality worse, or it can help stabilize the environment, balance transportation systems, and create walkable neighborhoods with diverse housing choices.


Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m., Tuesday April 7, as two urban planning experts explore these choices: Jonathan Barnett, author of Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale and Alan Mallach, author of The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.


While the cities at the heart of these megaregions have been reviving, they are also becoming increasingly unequal and racially and spatially polarized between poverty and prosperity. More sustainable megaregions and healthier, more equitable cities are possible within the framework of existing governmental and real estate systems and practices, and within the power of state and local governments. Choosing those investments is up to us.


DATE: Tue, Apr 7, 2020


TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT


Participants of the live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits. 


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