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2017 NCOSAFP Annual Conference

​The National Council of State Agricultural Finance Programs will hold its 2017 Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The conference will focus on the industries that make up Virginia’s agricultural base as well as the financing programs that help to grow and sustain this important economic driver. The Annual Agricultural Finance Conference will be an interactive three-day event providing a forum for sharing ideas and gaining new insight and information in the agriculture industry. Arlington, Virginia. Learn more and register... Read more

In Tysons Corner, Land Of The Car, Three Years To Build A Crosswalk

​Nearly three years after opening, Silver Line ridership at the four Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner continues to disappoint. However, just before the Silver Line celebrates its third birthday, completed crosswalks are finally coming to a massive intersection that typifies the Tysons of yore — the sprawling suburban office park where pedestrians and bicyclists tread hostile ground. Crosswalks matter because Metro has determined that ridership is largely determined by pedestrian and bicycle access to stations. Read more... Read more

People & Places 2017

​Attend this national peer-learning event for placemakers. Join people from different regions, cultures, and national networks as they share what’s working to advance prosperity for the people who live and work there. Attendees will go to Capitol Hill and raise their voices on behalf of the communities they serve. And, they will explore solutions and challenges from around the country. Learn more and register... Read more

Thanks to Good Planning, Arlington is Building Over 200 New Affordable Housing Units

Arlington has set ambitious goals to tackle housing affordability, in part by making it easier for developers to build affordable housing in the first place. According to a recent report, Arlington made plans for new affordable units and brought its number of homeless residents down last year even as rents and housing costs went up. Read more... Read more

Can Alexandria Breathe New Life into a “Dead Mall”?

In the West End of Alexandria, there are plans to replace a defunct shopping mall with a neighborhood where people can live and do some of their day-to-day errands without having to get into a car. The redevelopment promises to provide new opportunities for the area, but new buildings alone cannot ensure a successful place to live and work. Read more... Read more

Trains Built Roanoke. Science Saved It.

How did a small city in a disadvantaged region four hours from a major metropolis—one that had seen its signature industries atrophy or depart, that lacked so much as a branch campus of a state university—transform itself from the forgotten stepsister of the Appalachians into a formidable rival to Asheville, North Carolina? The answer has lessons for small, out-of-the-way cities everywhere: Roanoke’s people did it largely by themselves, in small steps and with an eye to assets and alliances in... Read more

Richmond Could Turn to Land Trust to Help Create Affordable Housing

With a growing number of real estate tax delinquencies in Richmond, the city could soon turn to a new nonprofit organization to help convert the properties into affordable housing. The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust, created last fall, hopes to serve as a resource for the city to convert the liabilities into assets. Read more... Read more
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