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.
Potomac Yard: Metroway and more
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | networking, presentation, & walking tour
in collaboration with APA Virginia & Young Professionals in Transportation
Alexandria’s Potomac Yard is one of the most exciting smart growth mega-projects in the DC region today. We’re partnering with APA Virginia and YPT-DC to bring you a special forum and tour event. Space will go quickly at this special joint event. Sign up now!
What’s up with a more walkable Wisconsin?
Saturday, October 24, 2015 (new date) | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | walking tour | in collaboration with Ward3Vision
Wisconsin Avenue in Upper NW has a lot of potential to be more than a way to get from Point A to Point B. Join us and Ward3Vision to learn how the corridor between Cathedral Heights and Tenleytown could be another great, walkable DC neighborhood.
Metro to Mosaic: A Fairfax transformation
Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | walking tour
In the last few years, new development has transformed the Dunn Loring-Merrifield community. Join us as we revisit the area to see the latest mixed-use development at the Metro station and the evolution and success of the Mosaic District.
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.
Smart Growth Social 2015 at Eastern Market
Tuesday, October 13 | 6:30-8:30 PM | party & fundraiser | Tickets $25
Have a great night and know that you’re supporting the Coalition for Smarter Growth’s work to strengthen walkable and inclusive communities throughout the DC region! Mingle over local beverages and appetizers and meet hundreds of fellow smart growth supporters from all over the DC region.
Wednesday, October 21 | 6:30-8:30 PM | happy hour | cohosted with WABA
You’ve heard of TOD, but now the Met Branch Trail connecting seems to be offering a new dimension — bicycle-oriented development (“BOD”?). Come learn about these changes and progress with the Met Branch Trail and connect with fellow DC smart growth supporters for a happy hour at the Dew Drop Inn!
Public forum: Modern transit for Upcounty Montgomery
Wednesday, October 21 | 7:00-9:00 PM | Germantown | public forum | cohosted with TAME Coalition
Learn more about transportation solutions for Upcounty Montgomery, including Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Clarksburg. Choices will have to be made, and they should include modern transit and good land use planning.
Looking for materials from one of our past events? Head over to our event resources to find what you’re looking for. Materials may not be available for all events, and may take 1-2 weeks to be posted. If you can’t find something specific, please email us.
Walking tour images (top to bottom) by Robin Taylor, Dan Reed, Ted Eytan, Dan Malouff, and Mosaic. Happy hour image by Thomas Hawk.