city living

(Proposed streetscape improvements from the Van Ness plan.)

American University
If recommendations from a new action plan come to fruition, Van Ness would swap its extra wide sidewalk space for greenery, a stormwater management system, local artwork and more retail and dining options.

(Screenshot from the D.C. Office of Planning report.)

American University
The future of Adams Morgan may look a little greener with new park spaces and sustainability programs and have a stronger sense of community and culture, under new recommendations from the D.C. Office of Planning.
The George Washington University
When researching urban sustainability, I came across Vauban, a neighborhood in the city of Freiburg, Germany, that's inhabitants have mutually decided to go as car-free as possible. Seventy percent of households don't have a car and many of the... Read More
The George Washington University
Washington D.C. used to have a well covered tree canopy. However, due to urbanization, tree coverage has decreased over the years from 50% to 35%. Casey Trees, a nonprofit in Washington D.C, has mobilized volunteers in order to attain a goal of 40%... Read More
Video by Tim Palmieri and Megan Varner
Video by Tim Palmieri and Megan Varner
GWU
You can't have a sustainable world without sustainable cities.
The DC Golden Triangle BID Urban Rain Garden at 19th & L NW
The DC Golden Triangle BID Urban Rain Garden at 19th & L NW
The George Washington Universtiy
What could be floating around in your glass of water? Cigarette butts.... Motor oil? A mixture of any of those pollutants would not make for a delicious, or safe, cocktail—so how do we prevent our waterways, and eventually our glasses, from getting... Read More
I admire the entrepreneurial spirit of renewable businesses. In some ways they exemplify the best of the capitalist tradition. What are renewable entrepreneurs if not the wildest of wildcat companies, pushing the envelope ever further into new... Read More