Our Themes 

Our Baltimore is also guided by principles drawn from the American Planning Association’s (APA) Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans. 

The four thematic areas below form the organizing structure of the plan. 


For each theme at right, the Department of Planning will convene Fall 2022 engagement events to develop content such as policy ideas and recommendations.


To express your interest in participating in this process, please sign up using this form.

Livable Places

Housing and Community Development, Land Use, Transportation, Infrastructure, Design, Historic Preservation

Resilient Economy

Development, Infrastructure, Land Use, Transportation ​ 

Harmony with Nature

Parks and Recreation, Environment, Infrastructure, Land Use, Transportation 

Healthy Communities

Public Health and Safety, Food Access and Security, Environmental Justice, Recreation and Education, Infrastructure