Greater Greater Washington

17 min ago
A relative lack of conversions from office to residential—the adaptive reuse model driving the housing market in many urban areas—makes the Washington, D.C. region a perfect place to study the factors that make or break an adaptive reuse proposal.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
Smart growth advocates have been making this point for years, but a new report from the Washington, D.C. regional planning organization provides more evidence for the strategic location of population and job growth.
Greater Greater Washington
November 10, 2017, 1pm PST
What does the way transit commuters move say about their city?
Greater Greater Washington
November 9, 2017, 6am PST
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act would have a deleterious effect on major infrastructure proposed by the private sector. The loss of Private Activity Bonds would hike borrowing rates for road, transit, stadium, and even affordable housing projects.
Greater Greater Washington
November 3, 2017, 7am PDT
Few rail transit systems have faced as many challenges in recent years as the Metrorail system serving the Washington, D.C. Consider this video an appreciation.
Greater Greater Washington
November 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
Most planners have been there before: it's time to implement the goals of a newly approved Master Plan by rewriting the zoning code, and suddenly the public becomes outraged.
Greater Greater Washington
November 2, 2017, 5am PDT
Now open for public comment, a proposed rewrite to the county's zoning code embraces green buildings, lower parking minimums, and increased public engagement by developers.
Greater Greater Washington
October 19, 2017, 8am PDT
Neighborhoods with mostly minority populations in Washington, D.C. suffer from a lack of quality grocery stores. A large group of neighborhood activists are trying to do something about it.
Greater Greater Washington
October 14, 2017, 11am PDT
The Housing Insights team of volunteer civic hackers hopes you'll use their software in other cities, too.
Greater Greater Washington
October 10, 2017, 8am PDT
You don't have to be a fan of Prince George's County to be a fan of the historical maps and geographic insight on the online Prince George's Atlas.
Greater Greater Washington
October 6, 2017, 12pm PDT
It's still illegal to convert rental units into short-term rentals that act as a hotel business in Washington, D.C. A high-profile legal settlement will thus send a bumper crop of rental units back to the market.
Greater Greater Washington
October 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
It isn't always easy, especially for politicians and engineers, but there are proven ways to save a floundering bus system.
Greater Greater Washington
October 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
Greater Greater Washington contributors put their heads together and came up with a list of the favorite podcasts.
Greater Greater Washington
September 23, 2017, 11am PDT
Washington, D.C. already has the highest percentage of commuters in the country walking and biking to work; a new bill aims to provide even more incentives to leave the car at home.
Greater Greater Washington
September 5, 2017, 9am PDT
The suburban experiment of Clarksburg, Maryland hasn't been totally successful, according to this article, but it still offers many lessons for other communities like it.
Greater Greater Washington
August 23, 2017, 10am PDT
Commute data for one of the nation's premier rail transit systems, revealed.
Greater Greater Washington
August 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Educators in Washington, D.C. are expanding on the "Safety Town" concept to teach grade schoolers how to be safe in traffic as well as about street design and the merits of different kinds of streets.
Greater Greater Washington
August 8, 2017, 2pm PDT
Greater Greater Washington has identified a snazzy new app that informs transit riders about the crowd size on trains before they arrive. The benefit to crowded transit systems should be obvious.
Greater Greater Washington
August 2, 2017, 9am PDT
A popular neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is looking for ways to make its main drag more pedestrian friendly.
Greater Greater Washington
August 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Montgomery County's plan for Bethesda calls for height bonuses in return for affordable housing. Residents neighboring the proposed incentive zones have successfully resisted that idea.
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