Attention all Baltimore City residents who want to increase their understanding of urban planning in order to improve their communities. We are seeking engaged community members to join our inaugural cohort. You do not need a background in urban planning or development to participate - just enthusiasm, curiosity and interest! We especially welcome and encourage applications from communities who have faced historic disinvestment in Baltimore. We will accept applications for Fall 2019 in June and July of 2019. There will be 30 spots available through the application process. All participants must commit to all six workshops in the series. We plan to offer the Planning Academy workshop twice annually - Fall and Spring.
Over six weeks, Academy participants will participate in 2 hour course sessions. These workshops are lead by Planning Department staff, and complemented by other community partners. The core curriculum will cover in-depth the zoning and development process specific to Baltimore City. The public is invited to follow along, view and download materials and presentations from each session on this webpage.