This summer, the Center for Housing Policy is partnering with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to present a three-part webinar series, Sustainable Development in the National Capital Region. These latest editions of the "Live at the Forum" series will highlight exciting and innovative projects in the Washington, D.C., metro region that are connecting housing and transportation policies together to develop sustainable and inclusive communities. The projects that will be featured include: Arlington County's Columbia Pike Initiative, the Transforming Tysons project, D.C.'s Region Forward initiative, the D.C. Transit-Oriented Development Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and affordable housing preservation efforts throughout the region.
Click on the following links to register for the webinar series and to see the great panel of speakers lined-up!
- Wednesday, July 27-- Budget-Oriented Development: Local Efforts to Overcome Fiscal Challenges and Create Sustainable Communities. This webinar will discuss how transit-oriented development (TOD) and other sustainable development practices can aid communities in their efforts to overcome scarce resources, a political climate wary of public spending, and other challenges brought about by the economic recession.
- Thursday, August 4-- Thinking Globally, Planning Locally: Creating Sustainable Communities in the National Capital Region. This webinar will cover the opportunities and challenges associated with regional planning and coordinating sustainable development across metropolitan regions.
- Tuesday, August 9-- Preserving Affordability: Population Trends and Housing Need in the National Capital Region. Join this webinar to learn how local governments can work to preserve housing affordability near transit, employment centers, and other location-efficient areas.
For more information about the webinar series, contact Rebecca Cohen at (202) 466-2121 x236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.