the Neighborhood Design Center

is the trusted non-profit to call when you want to get things done. Since 1968, we’ve worked on more than 4,000 community-led projects in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

partners with residents and local leaders to envision better parks, revitalize commercial districts, develop greening strategies, and make our public spaces more vibrant, safe, and sustainable.


What our partners have to say

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“We’ve done a number of projects with NDC. All of them have been spectacular. My 14 years of working with them have been nothing less than great.”

Gwendolyn Clerkley, department of public works and transportation

“NDC is without a doubt one of our most prized partners. Their unique set of services cannot be secured anywhere else, at any cost.”

Margaret Morgan Hubbard, Eco-City Farm

“Being a part of the NDC Board has allowed me to build stronger connections to my Prince George’s County community and see change happening each day.”

Sonja Ewing, AICP, NDC Board Member

“Working with NDC has taught me to listen to every unique voice in a design process and to always include those voices in design decisions.”

Carol Currotto, Interior Designer

“I could not tell you where a better group of people exist than within Neighborhood Design Center. Wherever they are, that is exactly where change is happening.”

Kristina Williams, former NDC Board President

“Their staff are knowledgeable, skillful at customizing their service to the practical needs of our community, and friendly to work with.”

Brad Pudner, Public Works Director

"The Meadow" at Market Center Bromo District. Credit: Evan Woodward


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