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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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  • Master Plan for the Arlington Echo Campsite 

    Hartmann, Ben; Hernandez, Beverly; Berger, Max; Vitale, Simone; Whiteley, Sarah; Danies, Blair; Dibra, Jenny; Hare, Devan; Saernwald, Sara; Shepherd, Akira; Tran, Cecilia; Kim, Dong Hyun; Jaiye, Akin; Foss, Garrett; Zhou, Qi; Palomino, Steven; Snyder, Christopher; Schwartz, James; Quinn, Sean; Mayer, Paul (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2017)
  • Healthy Annapolis 

    Akpedeye, Nicole; Dunham, Christine; Hopkins, Jennifer; Kellman, Daniel; Kurien, Alyssa; Lipscomb, David; Patterson, Diane; Rohn, Kacy; Sperber, Samantha; Thornton, Arica; Warner, Claire (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2017)
    Annapolis, Maryland, located in Anne Arundel County, is home to the United States Naval Academy and Saint John’s College. The small waterfront capital city is also a popular tourist destination for sailors and history buffs ...
  • Aging in Place in Howard County: A Survey of Older Adults 

    Amjed, Owais; Bravo, Joselin; Coulibaly, Dandio; Datagni, Ifare; Dialino, Karmel; Duong, Jenny; Duran, Janice; Ewane, Leticia; Flores, Nancy; Giron, Christopher; Goli, Yasaman; Goonewardene, Dilani; Harrison, Tiffany; Hong, Mason; Jackson, Jonee; Jang, Michelle; Le, Thy; Lopez, Elizabeth; Nallo, Satta; O'Neal, Aleeyah; Ramirez, Flor; Riesberg, Kristen; Saliente, Keith; Sande, Thokozani; Smet, Brenna; Thomas, Tenyamen; Villanueva, Juan; Young-Sebok, Orsolya (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2016)
    This report is a compilation of original research conducted by students in the course SPGL498G, Pubic Health in the City, during the spring 2016 semester at the University of Maryland College Park. (See Appendix A) Students ...
  • Montgomery Parks Outreach Strategy and Implementation Plan 

    Carstens, Rachel; Yourougou, Catherine; Davies, Justin; Torruella, Tatiana (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2017)
    CJRT is engaged in developing a long-term minority outreach engagement strategy and implementation plan for Montgomery Parks, an agency within the Maryland-National Capital Planning Park Commission (MNCPPC). Montgomery ...
  • PALS: Neighborhood Identification, City of Frederick, Maryland 

    Boston, David; Choudhry, Razia; Davis, Chris (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2014)
    This report aims to address questions on changing socio-economic and physical conditions in Frederick and how those conditions could formulated into a new neighborhood identification system. This report recommends that ...

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