Car Free Day 2017

Car Free Day is a free international event celebrated every September 22 in which people are encouraged to get around without driving alone in cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk. For those that have the ability to work from home, telework also counts. Car Free Day is open to all people in the Washington metropolitan area. Sign pledge now... Read more

Renewing and Reconnecting the Chicago River to Repurpose it From Sewer to Swimming Hole

​In 2015, Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Metropolitan Planning Council announced the Great Rivers Chicago effort. This city-wide visioning process is designed to develop a long-term plan to clean up and reintegrate into city life the three rivers of the Chicago system: the Chicago, Calumet and Des Plaines rivers. Read more... Read more

Urban Food and Water Challenges? MIT Says These Global Projects Can Help.

​The Solve competition, sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), aims to help marginalized communities worldwide strengthen the resilience of their systems for producing and delivering food. Read more... Read more

Washington, D.C., Department of Housing and Community Development Wins ULI Housing Policy Award

​Washington, D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has been selected by ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing as the winner of the 2017 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award, an annual recognition of the innovative ways the public sector is addressing the country’s affordable housing crisis. Read more... Read more
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