Tag Archives: activity centers

Coalition Work, Housing, Land Use, Transportation

Leaders Get to Work Strengthening Purple Line Communities

“The Purple Line is going to be built,” pronounced Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett to a room of over 250 locally elected, civic, and community leaders gathered at a workshop .. Keep Reading

Land Use, Transportation

Which Attributes Make a Community Successful?

COG Planners Sophie Mintier and Ryan Hand spoke about the Place + Opportunity report at a gathering of transportation practitioners and High Speed Rail Summit participants at Mobility Lab’s “Lunch .. Keep Reading

Economy, Housing, Land Use, Transportation

Regional Groups Discuss Growth Needs, Changing Economy

After a period of flat job growth, the National Capital Region’s economy is expected to rebound, and area leaders are looking at ways to work together to support and sustain .. Keep Reading

Land Use, Transportation

Bean Discusses Activity Centers, Transportation Priorities on Comcast Newsmakers

On Comcast Newsmakers, Council of Governments Executive Director Chuck Bean discussed how COG is helping the region plan for an additional 1.6 million residents by 2040. He referenced some of .. Keep Reading

Land Use, Transportation

New “Place + Opportunity” Report Provides Toolkit for Strengthening Activity Centers

new report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments provides a toolkit of strategies designed to strengthen the region’s Activity Centers — by expanding economic and social opportunity for .. Keep Reading

Land Use, Transportation

Stat of the Week: 80,686,000 sq ft

If you’ve seen the skyline of the new Metro tracks along the Silver Line in Northern Virginia, the cranes over the 14th Street Corridor in the District of Columbia, .. Keep Reading

Economy, Land Use

Activity Centers are Home to Most New Offices

Who does not like a shorter commute? Communities throughout Metropolitan Washington have worked diligently to create a network of Activity Centers that dexterously increase livability –including less time spent on .. Keep Reading

Coalition Work, Land Use, Transportation

Stat of the Week: 19 on 3

In the past 2 weeks, COG has released two region-shaping  reports, the Regional Transportation Priorities Plan and Place + Opportunity, both of which plan for the future of connected, .. Keep Reading

Economy, Housing, Land Use

Activity Centers: Economic Engines and Livable Places

“For many people, this is a neighborhood where you can live, you can work, you can shop, you can have lots of cultural and recreational choices, all in the same .. Keep Reading

Land Use, Transportation

The Case for Activity Centers in the D.C. Region

This post was written by Paul Goddin, an urban planner in the Metropolitan Washington Region, for Arlington County’s Mobility Lab. To see this post in its original context, click .. Keep Reading

Coalition Work, Economy, Housing, Land Use, Report

Place + Opportunity: Strategies for Creating Great Communities and a Stronger Region

Today, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors approved Place + Opportunity, a report that presents a regional framework to understand common challenges and opportunities among .. Keep Reading

Climate & Energy, Coalition Work, Energy, Environment, Housing, Land Use, Public Safety, Transportation

COG Chairwoman Delivers a Year In Review

2013 COG Chairwoman, Karen Young, delivered these remarks at last week’s Annual Meeting: Shaping Our Region’s Economy for The Metropolitan Revolution.

This past year, the Council of Governments once again .. Keep Reading

Coalition Work, Economy, Land Use, Transportation

COG Convenes the Region to Focus on Transportation Priorities, Activity Centers, Part 2

As promised in an earlier Yardstick post, here are the results from our September 27th event, Economy Forward: Help Shape the Future of the Region. America Speaks, an .. Keep Reading

Coalition Work, Land Use, Transportation

Q&A: Mary Hynes, Arlington County Board Member

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

Coalition Work, Land Use, Transportation

COG Convenes the Region to Focus on Transportation Priorities, Activity Centers, Part 1

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