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Mayor Muriel Bowser

April 6, 2021, 11am PDT
A new effort to counter the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and the systemic inequalities that long predated the pandemic is underway, with new leadership, in the nation's capital.
DCist
March 19, 2021, 5am PDT
The Washington, D.C. Planning Commission voted to expand the District's inclusionary zoning program, acting a year after the D.C. Office of Planning set out to expand the program.
Urban Turf
March 3, 2021, 7am PST
Complex political dynamics are mustering for a showdown over D.C.'s comprehensive plan.
The Washington Post
January 25, 2021, 9am PST
Words matter. Road safety advocates know that "crashes are not accidents." Similarly, calling coronavirus restrictions "lockdowns," fails to distinguish the severity among public health orders. On January 6, America experienced a true lockdown.
NPR
July 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Three new stretches of street will prioritize bus traffic in Washington, D.C. in the name of faster service and social distancing.
DCist
June 18, 2020, 10am PDT
Seven streets in Washington, D.C. will have speed limit reduced to 15 miles per hour following a District-wide 20 miles per hour local road speed limit set at the end of May.
Urban Turf
June 1, 2020, 5am PDT
Speed limits in Washington, D.C. are safer for everyone.
The Washington Post
February 12, 2020, 6am PST
Urban renewal plans for Downtown D.C. and the Shaw neighborhood are all that's left of a mid-20th-century planning effort.
Bisnow
November 7, 2019, 9am PST
Along with a commitment to produce more affordable housing, Washington D.C. is making general amendments to its Comprehensive Plan. The result may be more "honesty" and nuance around housing.
Greater Greater Washington
March 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
Planners in multiple decades have sought to dedicate center lanes of K Street in downtown Washington, D.C. to high-capacity transit. The mayor recently offered a strong show of support.
Greater Greater Washington
February 7, 2019, 7am PST
Andrew Trueblood, 35 years old and just under the threshold of Millennial status, has been nominated to the deal the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning.
Curbed Washington D.C.
December 23, 2018, 7am PST
Move over, Hawaii and California, with your ambitious goals of going to 100 percent renewable electricity generation by 2045. The District's city council passed legislation on Tuesday that sets 2032 as the target to reach 100 percent renewable.
Huffpost
October 3, 2018, 6am PDT
Making a speeding ticket a lot more expensive might convince drivers to slow down.
WJLA
April 25, 2018, 6am PDT
The District of Columbia is attempting to build a data-based model for the mix of public and "shared" transportation modes on its streets, but is still finding holes in the data necessary to build new policies.
The Washington Post
January 16, 2018, 10am PST
The new 59 bus route down 14th Street in Washington, D.C. represents a major win for transit advocates.
Greater Greater Washington
August 11, 2017, 2pm PDT
The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will span the Anacostia River between Washington, D.C. and Anacostia.
The Washington Post
November 14, 2016, 9am PST
The Washington, D.C. Housing Preservation Strike Force released a final report last week.
Next City
May 29, 2016, 7am PDT
An already controversial proposal to disperse homeless shelters and service around Washington, D.C. is finding new ways to be controversial.
Greater Greater Washington
April 7, 2016, 5am PDT
An ambitious proposal to build seven new homeless shelters around the District of Columbia, with a price tag of $660 million, has been attacked on several fronts.
The Washington Post
February 29, 2016, 7am PST
Yes, this is the real deal. After years of delay and planning and construction mishaps, the long-awaited $200 million, 2.2 mile line streetcar line down H Street began service Saturday. Not all media were kind to the streetcar, even on opening day.
NBC Washington