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  1. Historic preservation lecture Friday night: on the DC permitting...Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    The Capitol Hill Restoration Society is inaugurating what is expected to be an annual event, the Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture, on historic preservation matters--open to students and interns, with a $1,000 prize for the winning paper and presentation. From email: Do we need more objective criteria for evaluating demolition permits for historic properties? That question will be addressed in a variety of ways at the inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture on Friday, March 27, 2015, 7 p.m. at HillCenter, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE .


  2. Historic Preservation Tuesday: 16 Grant Circle and the landscape of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    The original design of the city by L'Enfant intended for circles and squares to become staging points to showcase states, although that idea fell by the wayside, as the city's avenues instead were named in honor of the states. These days, the circles are a mix of exclusively residential zones, mixed use, or fully commercial.


  3. New Year's Post #1: More thoughts on creating a world class...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    I'll be doing that over the next few days this year as well. ======= Doing visionary projects in local DC is tough, because generally, the city isn't particularly focused on best practice.


  4. Arlington County and community-city-neighborhood-urban soulRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    "Heart Full of Soul" by The Yardbirds Arlington is a suburb and a county, across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. It's about 26 square miles--pretty small--and has about 220,000 residents and a bunch of conurbations, some somewhat "soulless" like Crystal City and Rosslyn, the national heralded smart growth example of the"Wilson Boulevard corridor" anchored by four Metrorail stations over a two mile length, many interesting neighborhoods, a well-run innovative government, and an engaged and active population.


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