UMD PALS Projects

Undergraduate and Graduate Partnership Programs


Harford County Planning and Zoning Department gains insight on key planning issues through class projects at the University of Maryland (UMD). The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) is an initiative administered by the National Center for Smart Growth at UMD to provide high-quality, low-cost assistance to local governments. Gaining valuable real-world learning experience, UMD graduate and undergraduate students bring new perspectives county planning. A number of student teams have even included students who are also local residents.