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District of Columbia

Washington City Paper creates a record of the many murals that have been lost to new construction and shifting demographics in neighborhoods around Washington, D.C.
Yesterday   Washington City Paper
A new study finds evidence of a causal link between bikeshare and congestion in Washington, D.C.
Aug 26, 2015   Resources for the Future
A post for Greater Greater Washington details the ongoing conversation about how to improve pedestrian safety around Grant Circle.
Aug 22, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
Can a neighborhood still call itself Chinatown when everyone living there is wealthy and white? Beset by rapid gentrification, longtime residents of D.C.'s Chinatown fight to keep their homes.
Aug 3, 2015   The Washington Post
An analysis and accompanying interactive map from the Urban Institute show where the nation's richest and poorest tend to live. The map tells a tale of deeply ingrained wealth segregation.
Jul 28, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The general principle is simple: more density equals lower prices and less environmental impact. But suburbia's imprint is deep, both on cities themselves and on how we expect to inhabit them.
Jul 27, 2015   Grist
With 350 bikeshare stations already in its system, Capital Bikeshare announced the addition of eight new stops at high-profile locations in and around the nation's capital.
Jul 26, 2015   The Washington Post
Suburban office parks are achieving the status of ghost towns in the Washington, D.C. area.
Jul 22, 2015   The Washington Post
Route Fifty created a ranking system to judge the "gravitas" of each of the avenues in the nation's capital named after the 50 states in the Union.
Jul 18, 2015   Route Fifty
The long-delayed D.C. Streetcar got some very bad news last week, when a panel of industry experts found evidence of construction mistakes that will severely impact the system's reliability.
Jul 13, 2015   The Washington Post
A new development that will "emphasize the urban setting" is on the way in Washington D.C. along a Capitol Riverfront with a lot of projects in the development pipeline.
Jul 1, 2015   Urban Turf