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Coalition Work, Economy, Education

Coalition Discusses Boosting the Region's Global Competitiveness and Higher Education Innovation

April 27, 2015 | Tags: economy, education, region forward

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The Yardstick

Housing

Committee Works to Regain “Lost Ground” on Affordable Housing

Elected officials, department managers, and directors from area jurisdictions discussed the region’s housing affordability challenges at the April meeting of the Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee (HSPSPC). Walter Tejada, Chair of HSPSPC and Vice Chairman of the Arlington County Board, said that the issue of affordability is a result of good things happening […]

Economy

COG Board Explores Opportunities for Economic Advancement in Metropolitan Region

Elected leaders on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors took an in-depth look at the area’s growth industries at their April meeting as part of their focus on regional economic competitiveness. The Board welcomed Mark Muro, policy director for the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, for a briefing on […]

Climate & Energy, Land Use, Transportation

“Multi-Sector Working Group” Develops Draft List of Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments group charged with identifying promising strategies for significantly reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions has developed a draft list of strategies to analyze this summer before identifying those with the greatest potential to help the region achieve ambitious long-term emissions-reduction goals. The list includes 38 broad strategies and dozens […]

Coalition Work

Q&A: Emmett Jordan, Mayor, City of Greenbelt

Emmett V. Jordan is a current member of the Greenbelt City Council, serving as Mayor. In 2009, he became the first African-American councilmember in the city’s history. At the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Jordan serves as a member of the COG Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Region Forward Coalition, the multi-sector […]

Climate & Energy, Land Use, Transportation

Regional Group Launches Work to Identify Promising Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

A regional group convened by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to identify promising strategies for significantly reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions recently launched its work with a formal kick-off meeting on January 30. Over the next several months, the group will hold more detailed discussions and analyze potential emissions-reduction strategies. The group, known […]