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William H. Cole IV

Leaders call for regional approach to disparities

Leaders call for regional approach to disparities

A group of thinkers from government, academia and nonprofits unveiled Monday the last piece of a three-year, $3.5 million plan outlining ways to address poverty and other deeply entrenched problems facing the Baltimore region. The catch: It's not clear whether many of the proposals will come to fruition. The Opportunity Collaborative group compiled what it called a "first-ever" comprehensive regional plan for sustainable development. It includes more than 100 recommendations to improve the region's housing, transit and workforce development systems and to reduce the region's yawning socioeconomic gaps between wealthy areas like Howard County and the city's...