D.C. Office of Planning

Washington D.C.

D.C. Comp Plan Update Includes 'Gentle Density' in Single-Family Residential Neighborhoods

A lot of long-term planning is underway in Washington, D.C.

April 29, 2020 - Urban Turf

Capitol Hill DC

How D.C.'s Comprehensive Plan May Change

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.

November 7, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington, D.C.

Mayoral Housing Initiative Would Spread Affordable Housing Around D.C.

Planners are expected to play a major role in an ambitious housing initiative proposed by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

May 14, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington Monuments

D.C. Updating its Sustainability Plan

The District of Columbia is updating its Sustainable DC plan, originally crafted in 2012, and seeking feedback on draft goals set for 2032.

June 20, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington


Lessons from a Six-Hour Hearing on Planning and Zoning

A recent debate in Washington, D.C. echoed common concerns about the planning process in cities around the country.

March 22, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Jefferson Memorial

Pursuing Inclusion, Equity in the Nation's Capital

The history of Washington, D.C., both recent and distant, has generated one of the most fascinating planning case studies in the country. The man leading the D.C. Office of Planning explains his approach the unique responsibilities of the job.

July 10, 2017 - Josh Stephens

Principal Planner – Advanced Plans

Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department

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City of Bangor

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Park City Municipal Corporation

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