Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS)

The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) is administered by the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland, College Park. It is a campus-wide initiative that harnesses the expertise of UMD faculty and the energy and ingenuity of UMD students to help Maryland communities become more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.  PALS is designed to provide innovative, low-cost assistance to the Planning Department, while creating real-world problem-solving experiences for University of Maryland graduate and undergraduate students.

The Prince George’s Planning department began its partnership with PALS in 2019; and completed twenty-four projects that covered a range of issues including planning and development, environmental and social issues, and transit-oriented development.  We are now working to finalize more courses for the academic year 2023-2024. Follow us to keep informed and engaged with this partnership.


Brainstorming Session will be held in mid-April 2024.