We’ve got your BACC: Baltimore Avenue Connected Communities

In Fall 2017, the Provost awarded the National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) and the iSchool a grant to launch a two-year initiative to develop an institutional framework for research, education, and engagement in smart cities and urban analytics at the University of Maryland. This initiative will use the Baltimore Avenue Corridor as a smart cities lab and will focus on applying smart cities technologies to the critical needs and opportunities facing the Baltimore Avenue Corridor, including Public Safety and Health, Smart Mobility, Environmental Sustainability, and Economic Innovation.In addition, we will identify research opportunities around the planning, installation, and use of the smart cities technology. The smart cities technology and associated research will be interdisciplinary and trans-sectoral, engaging multiple campus units and governmental, civic, and private sector organizations. The deliverables of the project will focus on Research Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, and Public Engagement.

Upcoming Events:

* If you are interested in participating in a Roundtable, please contact Tara Burke (tburke13@umd.edu).
Roundtable Agendas and Minutes
List of Roundtable Participants
* If you are interested in participating in the Roundtable, please contact Tara Burke (tburke13@umd.edu).


December 8, 2020


Presentation slides:

Andy Fellows: Smart City Initiative Partnerships Between the University of Maryland and Surrounding Communities

Scott Pomeroy: Smart City Media CityPosts and FLASH Bus Rapid Transit

PALS and M-NCPPC Seniors Access Project


Clara Irazabal and Paola JironLatin American smart cities: Between worlding infatuation and crawling provincialising

February 12, 2020

AgendaSpeaker Bios

Presentation slides:

Vanessa Frias-Martinez: Open and Crowdsourced Data to Predict and Characterize Perceived Cycling Safety

Mohamed Abdelhameid: small. smart. seat pleasant

Friday, November 15, 2019



Bringing Local Community Benefits to Prince Georges County, Maryland Through Demand Response Modeling for Electricity Usage in Buildings,
Steven Gabriel, Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Implementing Direct Load Control: Lessons from the Field
Tami Watkins, Pepco Government and Public Affairs Manager and Jason Tucker, Manager of Project Execution at Pepco

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Agenda | Speaker Bios
Presentations on Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs):
Connected Autonomous Vehicles – Tom Jacobs, Director, Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT) at UMD
Maryland Initiatives on Automated and Connected Vehicles– Carole Delion, Division Chief, Connected & Automated Transportation Systems (CATS), Maryland Department of Transportation
Prince George’s Vision Zero – Terry Bellamy, Director; and Andrea Lasker, Special Assistant for Policy and Program Development, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation
Olli  and Local Motors – Rasheed Walford, East Region Business Development/Account Manager, Local Motors.

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Monday, September 10, 2018
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Smart Curriculum
Coming soon!