District of Columbia

41 min ago
After years of planning, Washington, D.C. this year adopted a new zoning code. With new maps from the District Office of Zoning, you can see for yourself what the city's new land use regulation regime looks like.
Greater Greater Washington
5 days ago
The District Department of Transportation is expanding its experiments with dynamic parking prices.
October 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Planning and urbanism writers in Washington, D.C. agree that a proposal to cut service to 20 stations in the Metrorail system would have harmful effects for minorities in the region.
The Washington Post
October 11, 2016, 8am PDT
Following an 11 percent drop in ridership in the last quarter, transportations experts are left scratching their heads as to where D.C.'s Metrorail riders have gone.
The Washington Post
September 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
The long, ongoing project of retrofitting sidewalks and curbs to allow access for users of all needs continues. Project Sidewalk puts the power to audit sidewalks for accessibility in your hands.
Greater Greater Washington
September 18, 2016, 7am PDT
The executive director of a research and policy center on privatization and responsible contracting says a proposal to privative parking operations at the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority would bring a half century of regret.
The Huffington Post
September 16, 2016, 11am PDT
The reviews are pouring in for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open on September 24, 2016.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 16, 2016, 9am PDT
Thirty new digital kiosks will soon be found on the streets of downtown Washington, D.C. The information flowing through those kiosks will be a two-way street.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 14, 2016, 10am PDT
After nine years of controversy, the District's first zoning revamp since 1958 is officially on the books.
Washington City Paper
September 10, 2016, 5am PDT
The fastest two minutes in planning news.
September 8, 2016, 7am PDT
Three proposals, that is, save one. David Alpert wants to know why the public isn't considering another option for delivering necessary repairs to the D.C. Metro system.
Greater Greater Washington
September 2, 2016, 12pm PDT
Greater Greater Washington gives positive reviews for the Rhode Island Center project, planned for the Edgewood neighborhood in D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
August 30, 2016, 7am PDT
The beleaguered D.C.-area transit agency finally had something to talk about besides repair schedules, delays, and debt.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
August 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
Amtrak will replace, rather than overhaul, aging Acela trains with new, 186-mph trains from French manufacturer, Alstom, though they won't exceed 160 mph. The agreement was announced Friday by VP Joe Biden at Biden Station, Wilmington, Del.
The New York Times
August 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a recently announced series of tactical urbanism workshops will take place in six U.S. cities.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 16, 2016, 9am PDT
A subway extension that would cut across the Los Angeles basin has cleared another legal hurdle, despite the efforts of a coalition of opponents in the city of Beverly Hills.
The Source
August 15, 2016, 6am PDT
The home-themed mall, opening outside Washington, D.C., hopes to attract a new generation of customers and investors.
August 12, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent op-ed posted here warned against new transportation technologies and instead encouraged cities to invest in public transit and walkable communities. However, transportation network companies claim to have increased transportation equity.
The American Prospect
August 9, 2016, 6am PDT
It's been six months since the D.C. Streetcar finally opened after years of planning and delays. So far, so good for the performance of the line, and now District DOT has some decisions to make regarding the near future of the line.
August 2, 2016, 10am PDT
A new law with the support of the mayor and an initial approval by the D.C. council will make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to collect insurance after a crash with a motor vehicle.
Washington City Paper