Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"MDP provides data, trend analysis, research assistance, and policy development and implementation support for local governments, communities, businesses, and organizations. The Department provides technical assistance, local program review and planning design services for Maryland's counties and municipalities. As MDP monitors and forecasts changes in development and land use throughout the state, we create and produce research tools and resources to assist in planning for Maryland's future. Information on demographic, socio-economic, political, cultural, geographic and land-use trends is collected, analyzed, and distributed in multiple formats. With computer mapping and geographic information systems, MDP supports map display and analysis of census data, satellite imagery, aerial photography, land-use and parcel data to enhance and assist growth management and land-use planning across the State. As chair of the Smart Growth Subcabinet, the Secretary of Planning and the Department oversee the implementation of Governor O'Malley’s programs working to revitalize Maryland's existing communities."
"About MDP," MDP website (accessed June 16, 2008)
"The Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) promotes growth that fosters vibrant, livable communities, preserves and protects the environment, and makes efficient use of State resources."