Resources & Reading

The Purple Line Study

Coalition to Build the Inner Purple Line

The Bi-County Transitway

Rethink College Park’s Library Page, also click on Purple Line under Categories for recent coverage

In the News
The Bad News On Condos: Market Beset by Declining Sales, Foreclosures

P.G. Zoning Hurts Route 1 Development, Washington Business Journal on College Park/M-NCPPC study
Back to the Future, Washington Business Journal on University Town center

Royale 14 Cinemas Opening Coverage

Planning & Sustainability
American Planning Association, daily news and many resources on “making great communities happen”

Smart Communities Network, energy smart communities

U.S. Green Building Council, home of the LEED Green Building Rating System

Enterprise Resource Database Everything from This is Smart Growth to Greening Single-Family Rehab, just dig in.

Smart Growth
Smart Growth America, a national coalition working towards better choices for our communities

Reality Check Plus: Imagine Maryland The level of growth projected to come to many parts of the state during the next 25 years could have adverse consequences for Maryland without better coordinated, long-range planning. During visioning exercises held around the state in May and June 2006, a broad cross-section of Maryland residents said they need a community vision for the future, comprehensive plans that codify that vision and zoning that faithfully follows those plans.

National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education Located at UMD, this center offers a number of resources including reports relevant to the Route 1 area’s rapid growth. Of particular interest is the analysis of MD’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinances and its effect on residential growth. Click for report

Maryland Department of Planning on smart growth

Nelson\Nygaard Smart growth info from the consultants who worked on the College Park Rt. 1 Transportation Study (sponsored by M-NCPPC & College Park).

1000 Friends of Maryland, a non profit whose mission is to support smart growth around the state

Smart Growth Leadership Institute