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  1. A brief comment about Confederate monumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 20 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    It's hard to disagree with people arguing that such monuments weren't erected to call attention to history as much as they were to sow fear with regard to black-white relations. But removing all of the "sculptures" from the public space makes it that much harder to provide the greatest possible opportunity for interpretation, reinterpretation, and challenge.

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  2. Joint Narp Mid-Atlantic South Division / Varp 2017 Meeting: this...Read the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 11:30AM - 3:30PM JOE THEISMANN'S RESTAURANT DIAGONAL ROAD - ALEXANDRIA, VA The meeting is scheduled to permit travel by Amtrak trains 20 and 88 in the morning and 19 and 147 in the afternoon. PLANNED PRESENTATIONS: Jim Mathews - President & CEO - National Association of Railroad Passengers - National Update Jennifer Mitchell - Director, Virginia Dept.

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  3. Opinion: What Baltimore and D.C. can do to start working better...Read the original story

    Dec 16, 2016 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    I wrote an op-ed in response to an article that ran in last week's Baltimore Business Journal on a group of stakeholders from DC and Baltimore sitting down over dinner and talking about the need for a stronger focus on regionalism. I have paid attention to Baltimore pretty carefully since I got involved in urban revitalization as an avocation and vocation, partly to contrast the difference between strong and weak real estates and to be able to become more nuanced in understanding the differences in opportunity that result from significant differences in material conditions.

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  4. Implementing transit services (water taxi) before the market will support themRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    It's reported that with the opening of the first phase of the redevelopment of DC's Southwest Waterfront there will be the concomitant introduction-expansion of water taxi services. From the article: The Wharf will [...] bring D.C. and its surrounding areas daily water taxi routes when it opens in October 2017.

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  5. Quick response to Post article on potential new transit options in the DC areaRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2016 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    In response to the Washington Post story " Are ferry, gondola, high-speed rail ideas for D.C. region realistic or fantasy " I was originally going to write, "no, yes, not in my lifetime, which would have been the shortest entry ever. Ferry -- Not efficacious but I love the idea.

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  6. Creating a two-tier (part time vs. full time) salary structure for elected officialsRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2016 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    Monday's Washington Post has an article, " Arlington County board chair floats trial balloon on pay raise for lawmakers ," where the Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey suggests a significant salary raise for that county's elected officials, because the job, at least for her, is more than full time. From the article: Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey said she wants to discuss raising - and possibly doubling - pay for elected board members, because the job requires "more than full time" hours.

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