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.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Montgomery County Green Fest, Saturday May 6th

Flyer for the Montgomery County Green Fest, Saturday May 6th

I am a strong proponent for such events, because they are great for community and capacity building, learning, and information sharing.

There is a lot of tension in Montgomery County between "East County and West County" and "Up County and Down County."

This event grew out of an event created originally by the City of Takoma Park.  And last year the Green Fest was in Takoma Park still.  Takoma Park is decidedly Down County and I guess East County.

Gaithersburg is Up County and West County, but sadly, takes about two hours to get to by transit... and at 20 miles away, about 5 miles longer than I am typically willing to bicycle for a "meeting."

I guess I could take Metro and Ride On there and bike back...

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