More Upcoming Events in May

More Upcoming Events in May

The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board will host a round-table meeting on bicycle and pedestrian safety on Monday, May 5th at 7:00 pm at the B-CC Regional Services Center.

The WMCCAB wants to learn more about citizen’s concerns surrounding bicycle and pedestrian safety issues through the Western Montgomery County areas. If you are interested in bike-pedestrian safety and want to discuss these issues with other concerned citizens and the board, please attend this round-table discussion.  All are welcomed to attend and participate in the meeting on Monday.


In addition, the Montgomery County Planning Department, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, and the Urban Studies and Planning Program at University of Maryland will host Makeover Montgomery 2 | Moving Forward Montgomery: The Continuing Transformation of America’s Suburbs conference from May 8- 10, 2014. This conference is open to all individuals, planners, developers, business owners, and citizens. The registration fee is $35 for all.

The keynote address will take place on May 8th at the auditorium at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

The breakout sessions will take place May 9th and May 10th at the Silver Spring Civic Building located at One Veterans Place in Silver Spring, MD.

According to the conference site,

The conference will focus on three primary tracks:

  • Transportation and TOD;
  • Creative Use of Public Assets and PPPs;
  • and, Current Planning Trends.

The agenda includes sessions on zoning, Transit Demand Management (TDM), public/private partnerships to develop park space, Transit-Oriented Development (TOM), parking in mixed-use developments, sustaining built environments, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), affordable housing and many more. Many of these topics will touch on issues and concerns related to the White Flint redevelopment and Sector Plan. There will also be some familiar faces participating in these sessions so if you attend the conference, look out for those involved in the White Flint redevelopment process.

Rebecca Hertz


Rebecca Hertz is the Assistant Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts in 2012. She completed her Master’s Degree from Clark University, as well, in Community Development and Planning in 2013. She is interested in how built environments impact the health and growth of communities. Prior to this role, she worked as a youth worker and mentor for several non-profit organizations in Maryland and Massachusetts. She grew up in Rockville, MD and has recently moved back to the region.

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