Glendening Speaks on Smart Growth

Glendening Speaks on Smart Growth

Former Governor Glendening Visits Carey to Discuss “Smart Growth”

Former Maryland governor Parris N. Glendening spoke to an audience of students, faculty, and staff at the Carey Business School earlier this month about smart growth, a nuanced approach to real estate development that he has championed since his time in office.

He delivered his remarks at the Allan L. Berman Lecture on March 9, a signature event of the Carey Business School’s Edward St. John Real Estate Program. The Berman Lecture was established by the Berman family to promote real estate education at Johns Hopkins University.

Glendening currently serves as president of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute, a job that takes him across the country and the world advising governments on smart growth principles. In the outset of his remarks, Glendening defined smart growth as an approach that “encourages diverse housing and transportation options, development within existing neighborhoods, and community engagement.”

Glendening added that smart growth’s core is about “protecting the environment and preserving our quality of life,” but not at the expense of economic prosperity: “It also recognizes the absolute necessity of having a strong economy,” he said.

Click here to view a video of the Glendening’s remarks.

Posted on March 20, 2017 In