More than 250 people came together June 8 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry for the release of the Opportunity Collaborative’s Baltimore Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD).
The RPSD represents the first ever comprehensive regional plan in Baltimore to bring together workforce development, transportation and housing. The Opportunity Collaborative is a consortium that includes local governments, state agencies, universities and nonprofit organizations. The co-chairs of the Collaborative are William H. Cole IV, president and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation, and Scot T. Spencer, of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The RPSD is the culmination of three years of work and will help the Baltimore region coordinate investments in housing, transportation and workforce development to reduce disparities and connect all of our citizens to a prosperous future. The outcomes of our plan will lower transportation costs for families, create cleaner and safer communities and increase educational and employment opportunities throughout the region.
The event at the Museum of Industry launched the first joint and sustained effort by the governments and significant non-governmental organizations in the region to collectively address regional planning issues.