Perspectives About Smart Growth and Transit-Oriented Development

The Brick Industry Association and the Baltimore/Washington Brick Distributor Council are co-sponsoring a seminar for architects and urban planners on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The half-day educational program, “Smart Growth and Transit-Oriented Development: A Policy, Design and Planning Perspective," features lectures from leading urban planners and architects, including:

  • "Demographic change, driverless cars, and future development patterns in the Baltimore-Washington region: What might we expect?" is presented by Gerrit-Jan Knaap executive director and professor, National Center for Smart Growth Research & Education at the University of Maryland.
  • "Enhancing livability through design at the scale of the city" presented by Matthew Bell, FAIA, principal, Perkins Eastman Architects.
  • "Smart growth and the federal government" presented by Marcel Acosta, executive director, National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC).

Participants can earn three AICP Certification Maintenance credits or three AIA/CES HSW learning units. The cost for the event is $25. For details about the program and to register, visit

December 13, 2016