Amy Glorioso Rynes

Program Assistant




B.A., Geography, University of Maryland Baltimore County;

M.C.P., Community Planning, University of Maryland at Baltimore

Member, American Planning Association


Area of Expertise:

Project planning and implementation in urban areas; urban renewal planning in distressed neighborhoods and redevelopment waterfront communities; land use and urban policy; program management.


Ms. Rynes current responsibilities are as program administrator and researcher for CUERE.  Her

professional responsibilities before joining CUERE in 2001 were in community and urban renewal planning and project implementation for Baltimore City.  She served as the Projext Planner for the historic water

waterfront community of Fells Point for twenty years and drafted and implemented the urban renewal plans for the Canton Waterfront and she has served as project planner for the communities surrounding the John Hopkins Medical Institutions and industrial area of Inner Harbor East. She chaired the Land Use Committee of Plan Baltimore, Baltimore City's Comprehensive Plan, and drafted the land use policy recommendations to be used as a guide for the comprehensive revision for the Zoning Ordinances of Baltimore City. Ms. Rynes also chaired the AlliedSignal Remediation and Redevelopment Task Force for six years. She chaired this group and represented Baltimore City in this effort to remediate this 32 acre chrome contaminated site from the initial clean up phase through the master planning process.


Current Research Activity:
Creating an Urban Ecosystem of Green and Blue Spaces in Baltimore - Principle Investigator and Project Manager on this research project to discover the best strategies for creating, managing and improving urban parkland, waterfront recreational areas and environmentally sensitive open spaces in Baltimore.

Vacant and Underutilized Industrial Property Inventory and Analysis in Southwest Baltimore City- Principle Investigator for this pilot project that will inventory and analyze vacant and/or underutilized industrial properties in South West Baltimore.  Site specific documentation for over 100 industrial sites in will be collected to create a data base documenting the current use, ownership, size, zoning and restrictive covenants, impervious surfaces, and its suitability for reuse.

The State of the Baltimore Region, A Baseline Report for a New Century- Provided project management and was a contributing researcher for the Landscape and Environment section.

Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
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