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2013 Speaker Series

2013 SS logoAs the Planning Department embarks on its new countywide initiative, PlanPGC2035, the Speaker Series is also entering its fourth year providing engaging discussions relevant to planning efforts in our county. This year, the Speaker Series will seek to support the overall objectives and priorities of the county by featuring timely and educational topics for our communities and the professionals that serve them


Date: Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Location: Board Room, 4th Floor, County Administration Building (CAB), 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772;


E. Fatimah Hasan, AICP, Planner Coordinator -
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November 20

Topic: Composting and Community Resilience   Read more »

Speaker/Instructor: Brenda Platt, Co-Director, Institute for Local Self Reliance 

  • View/download a copy of the presentation here.

October 23

Topic: Essential Smart Growth Fixes for Urban and Suburban Zoning Codes. Read more »

Speaker/Instructor:: Kevin Nelson, AICP, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

  •  View video of  the presentation here.
  • View/download a copy of the presentation here.

September 25

Topic: Creating a 21st Century County: How does Prince George’s and its Communities Measure up.  Read more » 

Speaker/Instructor: Benjamin Birge, CountyStat Manager, Office of the County Executive

  •  View video of the presentation here.
  • View/download a copy of the presentation here.

August 28

Film: Urban Roots (A Documentary)

How a collapsed industrial town (Detroit) is forging relationships with urban farming to create a sustainable and prosperous future.  Read more »  

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Coordinated by the Professional Dialogue and Development Training Team

July 17 (Please note this session is on the 3rd Wednesday of July)

Topic: DC's Temporary Urbanism. Read more »

Speaker/Instructor: Kimberly Driggins, Associate Director, Citywide Planning, D.C. Office of Planning

  •  View/download a copy of the presentation here.

June 26 

Topic: Creating a 21st Century County. Read more »  

Speaker/Instructor: Howard Ways III, AICP, Executive Director, Prince George’s County Redevelopment Authority.

  •  View/download a copy of the presentation here.

May 15 (Please note this session is on the 3rd Wednesday of May)

Topic: Lessons learned from Washington, DC Historic Preservation Review Board. Read more »

Speaker/Instructor: Tersh Boasberg, Esq., Former Chairman, D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board

  •  View/download a copy of the presentation here.

April 17 (Please note this session is on the 3rd Wednesday of April)

Topic: Partnership to end childhood hunger in Maryland and current initiatives in Prince George’s County. Read more »

Speaker/Instructor: Nicete Moodie, Outreach Coordinator, Prince George’s County, Maryland No Kid Hungry Campaign.

  •  View/download a copy of the presentation here.

March 27

Topic: Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing in Real Estate. Read more »

Speaker/Instructor: Benjamin Miller, Co-Founder, Fundrise and Popularise

  • View video of presentation here.

There will be no Speaker Series session for the month of February.

January 23

Topic: Maryland Sustainable Communities Program. Read more »

Speakers/Instructors: Kevin Baynes, AICP – Director, Office of Community Programs, Brent Bolin, JD, MPA – Councilman, City of Mount Rainier & Director of Public Affairs, Anacostia Watershed Society, Karl Brendle – Director of Community Planning and Business Services, City of Laurel

  • View video of presentation here.