To stimulate economic development and job creation, state and local governments should target incentives to specific “employment centers” that have the greatest growth potential and regional accessibility, recommends a pair of studies by the University of Maryland National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG).
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has appointed Margaret McFarland, Director of UMD’s Colvin Institute for Real Estate Development, to the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission [HOC], one of the leading affordable housing finance agencies in the US. She was sworn in October 30 at the County Court House, following in the footsteps of Ralph Bennett, who served in the position for 12 years.
2012 PhD graduate Aysegul Yilmaz has been selected to be part of the Kucukyali ArkeoPark project in Istanbul. The project, run by faculty from Koc University, tries to involve the local community in various activities regarding the development of the site.
2009 PhD graduate Teresa Souza has been selected to the position of social science analyst at the Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Development & Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Last winter, Professor of Architecture Lindley Vann joined faculty from the Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, Classics, and History programs to form an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Minor in Archaeology, the first of its kind at the UMD. Read more... Housed under the College of Arts and Humanities, the new minor—which officially launched this fall—offers a unique offshoot for architecture students, fulfilling many general education requirements while exposing them to an interdisciplinary body of scholars and a fundamental understanding of archaeology.