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"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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Saturday DC-area transportation forum

(I have other commitments so I won't be going...)

From Action Committee for Transit:

What: The League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area will be hosting this free forum on a transportation issue that affects our entire region - CROSSING BOUNDARIES.

When: Saturday, March 28; 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
Where: NRECA -National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

How:  Register online.  This is a free event, but registration is required.

Are You Ready to Cross Some Transportation Boundaries? 
Do you find our current transit and roads network challenging? Do you wonder what changes may be around the bend? Then come to this forum where expert panelists will help us examine our current regional transportation system with its many challenges and help us see how a better system might be achieved. Help us to cross some transportation boundaries! (flyer)

Two of ACT’s members will be speaking at the forum - Ross Capon, co-founder of ACT, and Dan Reed ACT Vice President, Land Use.

9:30am: Registration and coffee
10:00am: Introductions & Morning Panelist Presentations
question period will follow.

Break for lunch: choose from the many near-by restaurants in Ballston to dine

1:00pm: Afternoon Panelists Presentations
question period will follow.
3:15pm: Wrap-up

Guest Speakers:
Shyam Kannan, WMATA Director of Planning
Ross Capon, railroads expert
Tom Fairchild, a mobility and technology expert
Aldea Douglas, AARP
Stewart Schwartz, Coalition for Smarter Growth
Dan Reed, a consultant with Nelson Nygaard
Garritt Knapp, U of MD, Center for Smart Growth
Rich Kuzmyak, Renaissance Planning Group



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