Tools and Technical Assistance

The NCSG has worked to develop a suite of planning and community development tools for several recent projects.

Purple Line Plans and Regulations Tool

The National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) has developed a tool for the Purple Line Corridor Coalition and other stakeholders to identify plans and regulations within the corridor that affect their areas of interest.

Prince George's EJ screen mapping

Maryland Environmental Justice Screening Tool

The National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) has partnered with the Maryland Environmental Health Network (MDEHN) to develop the “Maryland Environmental Screen Tool.”

The Purple Line Dashboard

A tool to explore demographic, economic, employment and housing trends in Maryland's Purple Line corridor.

The Purple Line Community Story Map

A crowd-sourced mapping tool that allows people to share their experiences with the Purple Line.


A customizable tool for mapping access to opportunity across the State of Maryland.

The Maryland Statewide Transportation Model

Maryland's first statewide transportation model used to evaluate the impacts of implementing potential transportation initiatives under various scenarios.