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Urban Growth Trends in U.S. Metropolitan Regions

April 5, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Kevin Ramsey of EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities (OSC) and Gerrit Knaap of the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) for a webinar on Urban Growth Trends in U.S. Metropolitan Regions: A Tale of Two Cities. In the past few months, OSC and UMCP have released papers examining growth patterns in large U.S. cities. Ramsey and Knaap will present the results of these two research projects and discuss the similarities and differences in their findings.

The webinar will be broadcast April 5, 2013, 12:00-1:00 Eastern. The webinar address will be posted at http://smartgrowth.umd.edu/webseries13 on April 5. The presentation will also be recorded for later viewing.

About the Presenters

Dr. Ramsey is a Policy Research Fellow in EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities. He authors studies
on smart growth trends and oversees the development of GIS data products and tools that enable performance
evaluation of alternative land use scenarios. He also co-chairs the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable
Communities performance measurement work group. Kevin received his doctorate in Geography from the University of Washington. Dr. Ramsey’s paper, Residential Construction Trends in America’s Metropolitan Regions, was released in December 2012.

Dr. Knaap has been Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Executive Director of the National Center for
Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland since 2002. Trained as an economist, Dr. Knaap has conducted considerable research on land use and urban form. He has recently led several large-scale scenario analyses, including in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Dr. Knaap has published papers on land use and scenario analysis in leading urban economics and planning journals.


April 5, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Smart Growth and the Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation