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By Jen Hawse / On December 12th, 2018

Public transit consultant and author Jarrett Walker uses the metaphor of the elephant and the wine glass to talk about the things we know are true about space in cities. Interview from The Rail~Volution podcast featuring the plenary conversation at Rail~...

By Christopher S. Zarba / On December 10th, 2018

The agency jettisons expert panels providing guidance on important health and environmental issues.

By Ruby Woodside / On December 3rd, 2018

Higher education can be part of the climate solution, by implementing key strategies that build community climate resilience.

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On November 29th, 2018

A mapping project from two local historians sheds light on the impact of racially-restrictive deed covenants that kept housing in DC segregated during the first half of the 20th Century.

By James D. Giattina / On November 26th, 2018

Strong federal protections are essential if we are to have healthy waters for our children and grandchildren. We all depend on safe and healthy waters, so we must pay attention when the Trump Administration rolls out its new water rules.

By AJ Earl / On November 20th, 2018

There's a new housing framework built around three P's: Preservation, Production, and Protection. 

By Susannah Tuttle / On November 19th, 2018

To build a resilient future, we must reckon with the fact that profound change is now inevitable. But that change is a beginning as well as an end—an opportunity to hit the “reset” button on how we live.

By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On November 13th, 2018

Whether you’re having a family fun day or looking for a space to work remotely or meet a colleague with kid in tow, these are your best bets in the Beltway. 

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By Jen Hawse / On November 7th, 2018

Who really benefits from urban revival? From trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, cities are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. For a look at the ramifications of this explosive growth for our own...

By AJ Earl / On November 5th, 2018

A brief history lesson on the glory days of streetcar travel in Washington, DC.

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