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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Anacostia Metro Station Area Design Charrette

Wikipedia photo by Tim 1965.

From email:

The District of Columbia was recently selected as one of five capital cities to receive technical design assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greening America’s Capitals program to enhance pedestrian/bicycle safety in the public spaces surrounding the Anacostia Metro Station and to “green” the community through park and recreation areas, improved water and air quality, and community health benefits.

As part of the design process, the District’s Office of Planning, Department of the Environment, Department of Housing and Community Development and Department of Transportation along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are hosting a community work session—also known as a “charrette”.

The District of Columbia was recently selected as one of five capital cities to receive technical design assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greening America’s Capitals program to enhance pedestrian/bicycle safety in the public spaces surrounding the Greening
America’s Capitals RSVP.

When:
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Introduction Presentation

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:30 pm to 2 pm
Community Open House

Where:
Matthews Memorial Baptist Church
2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE


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Charrettes can be a good way to learn, quickly, about urban design and planning issues.

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