Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration

The Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration is a joint venture of the Delaware, Maryland, National Capital Area, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia Chapters along with the Chesapeake Bay ProgramMaryland Department of Planning, Maryland Planning Commissioners Association, Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia and West Virginia University's Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic. The intent is to address topics that may be of interest to people involved in planning at all levels across multiple regions.


Chesapeake Bay Webinar Series, A Planner's Guide to the Chesapeake Bay

Thursday, January 20, 12:00pm-1:30pm

This webinar will provide an orientation to the Bay, including geography, population, the Bay program, why it's important for planners to know about the Bay and how local decision-making impacts water resources.


Chesapeake Bay Webinar Series, Plan Integration for Resilience AND Equity

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 12:00-1:30pm

Planners have a number of plans for which they are responsible. Two factors, climate resilience and equity, are top-of-mind as we try and integrate planning strategies to provide multiple benefits. The webinar would explore examples of successful plan integration and their relation to building in more resilient approaches to local decision-making.


Chesapeake Bay Webinar Series, Leveraging Hazard Mitigation for Water Quality Benefits

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Efforts to reduce water pollution can also achieve hazard mitigation plan goals. This webinar will provide examples of how local planners have integrated water quality, such as Green Infrastructure, into their Hazard Mitigation Plans.


Chesapeake Bay Webinar Series, How to Leverage Conservation, Open Space and Parks Funding to Maximize Multiple Benefits

Thursday, April 21, 2022

How are localities leveraging conservation, open space and parks funding to maximize economic development, environmental stewardship, and quality of life? This webinar will explore the policies and opportunities that support conservation, recreation and open space at the local level.


Chesapeake Bay Webinar Series, The One Water Approach and How It Benefits the Bay

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), aka. the “One Water” approach, has been embraced by APA as a best practice. Clean water goals have a strong connection to the One Water approach. This webinar will present local planning jurisdictions that have taken a One Water approach in ways that minimize environmental impacts and maximize achievement of social and economic goals.


Chesapeake Bay Webinar Series, Smart Growth Tools for Protecting Water Resources

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Water quality outcomes are directly tied to land use decisions made by local jurisdictions. This webinar would explore local land use scenarios that lead to triple-bottom-line (economic, social, environmental) results and pose questions on current land use trends watershed-wide that may threaten progress.



Previously recorded webinars are available through the Collaboration's YouTube Page. 

Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration YouTube