Two developers who have helped build up the physical community around the University of Maryland are now investing in its people, and inviting others to join with them in a fundraiser today to help students struggling financially during the coronavirus crisis. Scott Plank ’88, founder of War Horse Cities in Baltimore, and Lawrence M. Macks,…

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As a long-time supporter of young artists and the institutions that empower them to learn and create, Plank funded strategic renovations and high-tech upgrades to help young artists thrive.

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By building spaces for officers and citizens to interact and develop relationships, we create opportunities for city neighborhoods to thrive. Plank’s investment focused on improving the visitor experience and the officer experience through intentional design.

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Founder and CEO of War Horse Cities, Scott Plank, has a passion for developing sustainable communities to better environments and lifestyles across the country. His real estate and development initiatives have created a positive impact and transformed overlooked areas in Baltimore and San Francisco such as the Baltimore waterfront and the Tenderloin neighborhood of San…

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Larger national investors are starting to take a long, hard look at Baltimore. The question is, what are these investors beginning to see in Baltimore that many residents saw years ago? Here, we provide an inside look at Scott Plank’s transformational vision for Charm City that has helped pave the way for community-focused impact investing.…

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The University of Maryland has much in common with Johns Hopkins University. Both are located in Maryland. Both are top-ranked institutions with strong science and engineering programs. And both are actively trying to assert undemocratic control over the cities that host them. Students at this university have witnessed the impacts of the Greater College Park…

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For the last 35 years, the Sowebo Arts and Music festival has marked the start of Betsy Waters’ summer.The 62-year-old resident of Southwest Baltimore has attended the event every year since it began in 1983. She and her husband have operated booths at the festival. Their daughter, now 30, was just three weeks old when…

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War Horse Cities CEO Scott Plank and Del Seymour walk through the Tenderloin in San Francisco. War Horse Cities made its way to San Francisco as an early WeWork investor helping the company launch its Tenderloin location.  This evolved into us purchasing a vacant billiards building at 1028 Market that eventually transformed into The Hall…

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Next time you buy a pound of salmon from your favorite seafood stand, the National Aquarium is hoping you think about how the fish got there in the first place. In a move that will increase its ongoing sustainable seafood efforts, the National Aquarium has announced the creation of the National Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Program. As part…

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The National Aquarium will expand its sustainable seafood efforts with a new endowed program, it announced on Monday. The National Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Program will include enhanced education programs for consumers about sustainable seafood options and will work to expand those options by creating new partnerships between local fishermen and local restaurants, according to the…

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