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TRB Annual Meeting

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The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will cover all transportation issues, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the meeting’s spotlight theme, Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change. The meeting is expected to attract more than 12,500 transportation professionals from around the world. January 8-12 in Washington, D.C. Register now... Read more

Mayors of Anchorage, Grand Rapids, San Jose, and Washington, D.C., Selected as 2017 Daniel Rose Fellows

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The National League of Cities (NLC) and ULI announced that mayors from four U.S. cities—Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; San Jose, California; and Washington, D.C.—have been selected as the 2017 class of Daniel Rose fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Mayors will lead teams from their cities, which will receive technical assistance on a local land use challenge from NLC, ULI, and their peers from the other fellowship cities. The Rose Center’s mission is to... Read more

Bridging D.C.‘s Starkest Divide

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The gulf between the D.C. neighborhoods of Anacostia and Navy Yard, separated only by the Anacostia River, has become emblematic of the extremes of poverty and wealth in a polarized city. Anacostia is just a mile away, but far removed from the urban playground that is Navy Yard. Can a park over the Anacostia River spur a revolution in urban development? Read more... Read more

D.C. Mayor: City’s Taking Affordable Housing to “Next Level”

Tenants were forced to leave these homes, owned by the District of Columbia Housing Authority, in 2013, before the agency renovated them and sold them to wealthy buyers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
With nearly 14,000 affordable housing covenants set to expire by 2020, and 1,000 new residents moving to Washington, D.C., each month, the city’s “Housing Preservation Strike Force” released a set of recommendations for preserving the district’s existing affordable housing. The final report includes the ambitious goal of maintaining as affordable 100 percent of units currently receiving federal or city subsidy. Read more... Read more

D.C. Tightens Regulations on Vacant Properties

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It will soon become harder for landlords to neglect vacant or blighted properties under a bill the D.C. Council unanimously passed. The measure seeks to maintain such buildings at higher property tax rates (5 and 10 percent more than standard for those determined to be vacant and blighted, respectively) until owners affirmatively prove to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs that they’ve abated issues. Read more... Read more

Tuesdays at APA: Inclusionary Zoning in DC

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Join the American Planning Association for a discussion focused on DC’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Program, led by the District Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The discussion will cover the background and history of IZ in DC and the current status and program projections. It will also look at where the program is headed, including proposed and upcoming changes to IZ. Other DHCD programs will also be addressed. Learn more and register... Read more

Social Impact Design Celebration

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The Social Impact Design Celebration is the social event for all of those supporting social impact design in the architecture, design, development, and construction fields in the DC area. The event highlights the work of leaders dedicated to social impact design in the DC region, including an awards presentation. The event will not only feature the work of Inscape Publico, but the many individuals and organizations dedicated to improving our communities through professional design. Keynote remarks will be made by... Read more

No Simple Solutions: Lessons from Chicago’s Public Housing Transformation

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At this Urban Institute event, Susan J. Popkin will read a short piece from her book, No Simple Solutions: Transforming Public Housing in Chicago. Urban Institute scholar Rolf Pendall will speak about the implications of federal place-based initiatives that strive to address systematic inequalities that have created distressed neighborhoods. Panel discussions will follow each talk. October 27 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Washington, DC. Register now... Read more
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