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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.

Recent Submissions

  • Montgomery Parks Outreach Strategy and Implementation Plan 

    The National Center for Smart Growth (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2017)
    CJRT is developing a long-term minority outreach engagement strategy and implementation plan for Montgomery Parks, an agency within the Maryland-National Capital Planning Park Commission (M-NCPPC). Montgomery Parks is a ...
  • Planning for the Future: Montgomery County Parks 

    Clauff, Jack; Cuenca, Joy; Farzin, Melissa; Vaughn, Angela; Waldron, Jeremy (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2018)
  • Exploring the Safe Routes to School Program: Feasibility of Using an Active Mode of Transportation to and from School in Prince George’s County, Maryland 

    Sperber, Samantha (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2018)
    Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is a program that promotes student health by encouraging an active mode of transportation. “The Safe Routes to School National Partnership's mission is to advance safe walking and bicycling to ...
  • Harford County Bel Air Bicycle Network Study 

    Danies, Blair; Dibra, Jenny; Foss, Garrett; Jaiye, Akin; Kim, Michael; Mayer, Paul; Palomino, Steven; Saernwald, Sara; Schwartz, James; Shepherd, Akira; Snyder, Christopher; Tran, Cecilia; Whiteley, Sarah; Zhou, Qi; Wolfe, William (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2018)
    In 2013, Harford County adopted a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan that establishes goals and priorities for improving the County’s bicycle and pedestrian networks and connecting to key destinations throughout the County. ...
  • Prince George County Public Schools: Suitland High School & William Wirt Middle School 

    Barnes, Marquis; Duley, Olivia; Ehrlich, Samuel; Fields, Allison; Garcia, Catherine; Greenhawk, Rachel; Harrington, Maria; Jackson, Jovon; Lipka, Evan; Manning, Mia; MacSorley, Linda; Meilman, Jessica; Pajaro, Heyner; Remesch, Gregory; Smith, Abigail; Schaum, Evan-Claire; Wilke, Audrey; Young, Ryan (Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), 2018)

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