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.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Today: DPW Live, One-Hour Chat to discuss Graffiti in the District

From email by the DC Department of Public Works:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 12:00-1:00 pm

* Have you seen more instances of graffiti around the District of Columbia or in your neighborhood?

* Has your home or business ever been tagged with graffiti?

* Are you familiar with DPW's free graffiti abatement program and other initiatives to help property owners clean graffiti?

* Are you a business that gets repeatedly tagged with graffiti and looking for a way to end the cycle of vandalism?

Get answers to these questions and more by tuning into the Department of Public Works (DPW) Street and Alley Cleaning Division's live, online chat discussion on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm. During the chat session, residents also will have a chance to submit, to DPW's graffiti abatement team, the address of locations that have been spray painted with illegal graffiti. Frequently tagged businesses can also request to have their site considered for a free mural to help eliminate illegal graffiti.

To participate in the session once it has begun, place
into the search browser or visit and select the "Live Chat" icon up at the top of DPW's homepage. Transcripts of all chat sessions can be reviewed after the session by following these same instructions.

Graffiti in Brookland, January 2007 
Graffiti in Brookland, on the 1930s art deco former Newton Theater, 2007.

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