Ahead to Maryland 2050: Living in Our Environment was
a unique one day research workshop. By engaging faculty and
researchers at College Park from a wide range of disciplines,
the workshop aims to:
interdisciplinary and long range thinking about environment-related
issues that are likely to undergo major changes in the State
over the next four decades.
issues central to protecting Maryland 's environmental future
and at the same time enhancing the quality of life for its
the critical research questions around both global influences
and local manifestations of human-environment interactions.
Maryland in 2050?
The workshop will focus on the State of Maryland because
of the University’s location and close relationship with the State,
and the State’s influence over policies affecting how we
live in our environment –- yet our aim is to explore both
local and global issues affecting our whole region. The year
2050 represents our sense that a longer time horizon is needed
to consider the scale of the global drivers but that it must
be bounded somehow, perhaps by the span of the next generation.
Participation in the Maryland 2050 Initiative
We also welcome the interest of anyone outside College Park and
look forward to engaging a much broader group of academic experts,
and policy and investment decision-makers in 2007 as we expand
this initiative. Please let us know of your interest by contacting
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2050 is hosted by the Center for
Integrative Environmental Research at the University
of Maryland in collaboration with a campus-wide planning
committee. We wish to thank the Department
of Geography at the College
of Behavioral and Social Sciences for sponsoring this
workshop and helping to launch the Maryland 2050 initiative.