Tara Burke

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Program Manager, National Center for Smart Growth, Research & Education

Tara supports Research Development within the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and in the cross campus Smart Cities Initiative - a joint collaboration with the College of Information Studies (iSchool).   In this dual role, she works to broaden the research and creative practice base at UMD by fostering multidisciplinary research opportunities from a broad spectrum of external funders.  She brings her knowledge of research capacity-building, networking, and proposal development processes in order to help promote institutional competitiveness.