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The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) is administered by the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). It is a campus-wide initiative that harnesses the expertise of UMD faculty and the energy and ingenuity of UMD students to help Maryland communities become more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. PALS is designed to provide innovative, low-cost assistance to local governments while creating real-world problem-solving experiences for University of Maryland graduate and undergraduate students.

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  • City of Frederick Carbon Footprint and Energy Profile 

    Allen, Tanya; Couto, Paulo; He, Pan; Omay, Murat; Sampson, Ashley; Francis, Daniel; Rockwell, Zack; Bearne, Amee; Dunham, Christine; Schlie, David; Engel, Albert (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2015)
    As Maryland's second largest city, it is imperative that the City of Frederick being tracking and managing its role in contributing to global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). This report is the City's first greenhouse gas ...
  • Penn Station Flats 

    Maudlin-Jeronimo, Eric (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2016)
  • The Olmsted: A Mixed Income Community in Reservoir Hill 

    Rattanni, Ryan (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2016)
    821-825 Druid Park Lake Drive is a one-acre greyfield site in Baltimore City’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood. Our redevelopment proposal, The Olmsted, is to construct a 205,890-square foot structure with 218 mixed-income ...
  • The Oasis at Druid Lake 

    Battle, Jeremiah (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2016)
  • Anne Arundel County Transit Accessibility Analysis and Map Consolidation 

    Bondarenko, Iryna; Hopkins, Jennifer; Hull, James; Lipscomb, David; Olafusi, Abidemi (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2016)
    Currently, Anne Arundel County has multiple state and local transit systems that serve its residents, but no single resource that provides information on all of them. The team has been tasked with creating a consolidated ...

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