District of Columbia

May 16, 2015, 1pm PDT
With their reputation for decent schools, lower crime, and affordable housing, suburbs can be an attractive prospect for young families. Can cities retain that demographic? Should they?
The Washington Post
May 16, 2015, 5am PDT
Aaron Wiener interviews Polly Donaldson—the recently hired head the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in Washington, D.C.—about her strategies for improving housing in the Nation's Capital.
Washington City Paper
May 5, 2015, 12pm PDT
D.C.'s fast-growing downtown neighborhoods have new restaurants, offices and apartments—but few playgrounds. With thousands of children expected to be born in the District in the next five years, where will they all play?
Elevation DC
May 5, 2015, 6am PDT
In anticipation of the expected opening of the H Street/Benning Road streetcar line in Washington, D.C., Peter Dovak examines the evolution of streetcar planning over the past 20 years.
Greater Greater Washington
April 30, 2015, 11am PDT
A Republican spending bill would slash funding for the D.C. Metro by half. Local Democrats have called the proposal shortsighted and ill timed.
The Hill
April 30, 2015, 8am PDT
The diversity gap between the population of Washington, D.C. and the membership of its model bikeshare system is well established, but it's also getting worse.
The Washington Post
April 30, 2015, 6am PDT
While transit ridership is up around the country, the D.C. Metro has experienced the opposite. The agency's planners aren't worried about those numbers, though. They're excited about development that's bringing more residents to transit-served areas.
The Washington Post
April 17, 2015, 12pm PDT
In the wealthy community of Spring Valley, just inside the western boundaries of the District of Columbia, residents are opposing a proposed development by claiming the site—a parking lot—is a historic landmark.
Washington City Paper
April 16, 2015, 5am PDT
A newly released map shows which stations in the Metrorail system bring in the most revenue for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (D.C. Metro).
Washington City Paper
April 15, 2015, 5am PDT
As the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) quickly approaches the May target for the launch of ParkDC, Greater Greater Washington takes a closer look at what the performance parking program will entail.
Greater Greater Washington
April 6, 2015, 1pm PDT
A U.S.EPA list ranks the cities leading the nation with the most energy efficient commercial buildings.
U.S. EPA
March 22, 2015, 1pm PDT
Bike advocates are concerned that after a "banner year" for bike infrastructure in the nation’s capital, the momentum for bike infrastructure is waning rather than building. How much do these kinds of missed opportunities cost?
WAMU
March 13, 2015, 10am PDT
It's just one block, but a block disrupted by changes happening just a quarter-mile away. So these businesses came together to rebrand their street and bring customers back.
Elevation DC
March 10, 2015, 11am PDT
A recent post on Mobility Lab explains some of the challenges developers encounter when creating the multi-modal trip planner apps of our dreams.
Mobility Lab
March 7, 2015, 5am PST
New Washington, D.C. Mayor Bowser may deviate from the prior administration by not supporting the expansion of the streetcar line. This is a double-blow to streetcar advocates, as Mayor Gray had already pared down the new streetcar's expansion plans.
WAMU
March 6, 2015, 7am PST
The sledding ban on Capitol Hill was too much for Washington, D.C. residents to bear. They brought wintertime fun to Congress on yesterday's snow day.
The Hill
March 1, 2015, 1pm PST
Data from Washington D.C. shows how the demographics of eastern neighborhoods have shifted heavily toward childless singles over the past decade.
District Measured
February 27, 2015, 5am PST
A community user of Buzzfeed has clearly had it up to here with the daily frustrations of using transit on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
BuzzFeed
February 23, 2015, 12pm PST
The District Department of Transportation's plans for 2015 include closing critical gaps in the District's bike infrastructure network.
Greater Greater Washington
February 22, 2015, 5am PST
A recent article in Washington City Paper pushes back on the notion that the ill effects of gentrification are overblown. Resurgent cities must, according to the article, find ways to achieve the benefits of gentrification—without the displacement.
Washington City Paper