Walking Tours & Forums Series
Our signature Walking Tours & Forums Series brings together community members from all walks of life to learn about what makes a successful walkable, livable neighborhood. Tours, typically on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall, are on-the-ground opportunities to see and feel what successful smart growth looks like. Forums occur throughout the year, and feature leading experts on hot topics like parking, zoning, affordable housing, and more. In partnership with APA, AICP credit is often available. The Walking Tours & Forums Series is made possible by the generous support of the National Association of Realtors.
Tactical Urbanism: A book talk with author Mike Lydon
Short-term, community-based projects—from pop-up parks to open streets initiatives—have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond. Join Mike Lydon, co-author of the new book Tactical Urbanism to talk about how creative, low-cost projects can inspire people to experience urban spaces in a new way.
New Carrollton: New modes for a new destination
Come explore how new Purple Line connections, pedestrian and bike friendly development, and state of the art planning will transform New Carrollton into a new vibrant, multimodal hub for Prince George’s County!
Gaithersburg: From transit-oriented history to transit-oriented future
Join us on a visit to historic downtown Gaithersburg where we’ll learn about its past, examine its progress towards a walkable downtown, and explore the community’s and town’s visions for a bright, transit-oriented future.
Crystal City: A transformation in progress!
Crystal City has long had a reputation as an all-work-no-play sector for contractors and consultants that empties out at 5 pm. But new residents and businesses, incubator spaces, bikeshare, and creative placemaking are fostering a newly-vibrant urban center for Arlington County. Come see what you’ve been missing on a special Tuesday evening tour.
Creating a more walkable Capitol Hill & Hill East
Capitol Hill has a reputation as one of DC’s more walkable neighborhoods. But you haven’t seen anything yet! Join us to explore upcoming changes from Eastern Market to Barney Circle that will make a great neighborhood even more walkable and more inclusive.
NoMa: Industrial to walkable
NoMa has transformed from an underused industrial area to a booming new neighborhood. Join us for the story of how NoMa got this far, what new transportation choices are still on tap, and how NoMa is working to be inclusive.
Community Meetings & Workshops
Our community meetings and workshops, often in partnership with allied organizations, help community members and neighborhood advocates better understand what’s going on their communities and how they can affect positive change.
Crossing Boundaries: Transportation Forum
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association — Arlington, VA
Come hear from our own Stewart Schwartz and many others for a panel forum and discussion on transit issues in our region. Free, hosted by the League of Women Voters.
DDOT 16th Street Transit Priority Study Kick-off Meeting
Tuesday, March 31st 6 PM – 8 PM (presentation begins at 6:30)
Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street NW
Care about the future of 16th Street bus service and better DC transit service in general? Attend the public kick-off meeting for the bus lane study.
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