Former Maryland Governor Parris N. Glendening delivered the Allan L. Berman Lecture in early March at the Harbor East campus. Addressing an audience of students, faculty, and staff, Glendening focused on “smart growth,” a nuanced approach to real estate development that he has long advocated.
He is president of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute, a job that takes him across the country and the world advising governments on smart growth principles. He defined smart growth as an approach that “encourages diverse housing and transportation options, development within existing neighborhoods, and community engagement.” He added that it is essentially about “protecting the environment and preserving our quality of life,” but not at the expense of a strong economy.
The Berman Lecture, a signature event of the Carey Business School’s Edward St. John Real Estate Program, was established by the Berman family to promote real estate education at Johns Hopkins University. Video of the Glendening presentation can be seen at Carey’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/JHUCareyBusiness/videos