Mary Hynes was first elected to the County Board in 2007. Prior to that, she served for 12 years as an Arlington School Board member. Hynes is also an active .. Keep Reading
On September 27, many of metropolitan Washington’s elected officials, business leaders and regional planners got together for a frank conversation about the future of the region’s economy. The full-day dialogue .. Keep Reading
Calling attention to the Council of Governments’ work to address regional transportation coordination Congresswoman Donna Edward (D-MD 4th District) addressed the COG Board today, highlighting the critical need to, .. Keep Reading
Contrary to John Slidell’s April 12 Guest Comment claiming that .. Keep Reading
Should a county put in a new Metrorail station or build a streetcar? Should a city allow for taller buildings in certain areas or implement a form-based code? Should a .. Keep Reading
At a forum today organized by the DC Chamber of Commerce and Washington Business Journal, several top elected officials discussed regional cooperation, specifically in regards to economic development.
Not .. Keep Reading
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Reconnecting America, RCLCO, Urban Imprint, and Mobility Lab are making significant progress toward completing the region’s first Strategic Development Plan for Activity Centers (see .. Keep Reading
A recent article in the Frederick News Post highlights the County’s Activity Centers and discusses in great detail how concentrating growth and development in these mixed-use places will benefit Frederick’s .. Keep Reading
2012 was busy for the Region Forward Coalition, with several key projects being completed, such as the first Region Forward Progress Report and an updated Activity Centers map outlining priority .. Keep Reading
New forecasts released yesterday show metropolitan Washington’s population growing by more than 30% over the next few decades, reaching nearly seven million by 2040.
How we handle that growth .. Keep Reading
Regional leaders voted today to approve an updated set of Activity Centers for metropolitan Washington.* These 141 Centers include existing urban centers, traditional towns, transit hubs, as well as areas .. Keep Reading
Metro Washington’s already notorious traffic congestion is set to get even worse in the coming decades according to new analysis by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB).
The .. Keep Reading
Nine studies aimed at promoting the integration of transportation and land-use planning at the local level will kick off around the Washington region in the coming weeks.
The projects will .. Keep Reading