Parris Glendening, former Governor of Maryland, President, Smart Growth Leadership Institute
Parris N. Glendening is President of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute, and two term past Governor or Maryland, 1995 to 2003. As governor, one of his primary agenda items was the development strategy known as Smart Growth which focuses development in higher density mixed use centers that work well with transit, save energy and address environmental issues at their foundation. He led the creation of a Smart Growth Initiative for the state of Maryland and another initiative working with Trust for Public Land that helps states to align land use and water protection.
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