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Rachel Sadon

Rachel Sadon is a freelance journalist based in Petworth with an interest in politics, culture, urbanism, and new ways of telling stories, especially when they intersect.



What do solar panels have to do with affordable housing? A lot.

Here, "being green" means more than just feeling good about recycling; it can mean helping a family make their rent.


Elevation Q&A: Edgar Cahn, who believes that everyone has something to contribute

D.C. resident Dr. Edgar Cahn invented Time Banking, an alternative currency that prioritizes people over monetary value. Elevation DC sat down with Cahn to learn more.


Flashback: Mike Berman, director of the Downtown Holiday Market, on the lure of the marketplace

Mike Berman's company runs the Flea Market at Eastern Market as well as the annual Downtown Holiday Market. He spoke to Elevation DC about the past and future of the District's marketplaces.


Elevation Q&A: Mary Brown, executive director of Life Pieces to Masterpieces

At this after-school arts program serving boys in Wards 7 and 8, the real masterpieces aren't the works on paper.


Pop-ups, parties, and...parking lots?

This is the new way D.C. parties: think warehouses and parking lots, not swanky ballrooms. Savvy entrepreneurs are launching new businesses to take advantage of this shift in thinking, and in the meantime, activate underused spaces and neighborhoods.
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