A Landscape Shaped by Historical Forces

Board Members

Our landscape has been shaped by historical forces, such as the 1967 Urban Rural Demarcation Line (aka, “the URDL”) and traditional (aka “Euclidean” zoning), that have resulted in our inner suburbs being poorly planned and densely populated.

Far-Reaching Consequences Today

Together, these forces have had far-reaching consequences for today’s communities:

A Need to Retrofit “SubURDLia”

Architect Ellen Dunham Jones and others have argued that the solution to these problems lies in retrofitting the suburbs with amenities, like open space, that will improve walkability and sustainability. NeighborSpace was formed for this purpose in 2002.

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John R. Alexander, Retired Planner

Kathleen Beadell, Realtor, Long & Foster

James B. Deriu, Environmental Scientist, KCI

Jamie Fontaine-Gansell, Fontaine & Company

John B. Gontrum, Attorney, Whiteford Taylor Preston

Dannielle Lapinski, Marketing Manager, Md. League of Conservation Voters


Kathy Reiner Martin (Tteasurer), Systems Analyst, Univ. Of MD School of Dentistry

Marsha McLaughlin (Vice President), Retired Planner & Landscape Architect

John V. Murphy, Retired Attorney

Klaus Philipsen (President), Architect & Transportation Planner, ArchPlan, Inc.

Eric Rockel (Secretary), Retired Real Estate Professional

Laurie Taylor-Mitchell, Retired Faculty in Art History, Hood College

Michael Weber, CPA, WeberMessick

Staff

Barbara L. Hopkins, JD, ASLA, Exec. Dir.

Email: barbara@neighborspacebaltimorecounty.org

Phone: 443-377-3760

Address: P.O. Box 6715, Towson, MD 21285

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