Community Development Focus Area

NCSG’s Community Development team aims to measurably improve the conditions in disadvantaged communities, particularly in the Washington-Baltimore region. Our work focuses on a range of issues that impact the health and well-being of low-income, minority, and other marginalized groups, including affordable housing, economic and workforce development, segregation, gentrification, and neighborhood opportunity. Our strengths lie in data analysis and mapping as well as partnering with communities to help make the case for equitable urban investments and policies. Our sponsors and partners include national, regional, and local governments, foundations, and community-based organizations, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Enterprise Community Partners, and Montgomery and Prince George’s County Planning.

Community Development Faculty and Staff

Sample Projects

  • Baltimore Regional Plan for Sustainable Development Monitoring and Mapping Neighborhood Change in Purple Line Corridor Communities
  • Engaging Communities and Creating Coalitions to Foster Opportunity in Baltimore and Beyond
  • Prince George’s County Comprehensive Housing Strategy
  • Planning for Equitable Development along the Purple Line
  • How Can Investments in Smart Cities Technologies Improve the Lives Of Low-Income, Inner-City Residents?
  • Langley Park Community Asset Map
  • Housing Matters Campaign – Langley Park, Maryland

Sample Research and Papers