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An insider's view of walkability in the District

Visitors to Washington, DC often describe the city as very walkable, and are delighted to find they can do most of their sightseeing on foot. But residents often have an entirely different idea of what makes each neighborhood more or less friendly to pedestrians. As advocates prepare to visit the city at the end of October for the National Walking Summit, we hit the sidewalks alongside of a few locals who use foot travel as a way to explore and transform their own neighborhoods -- and lives -- for the better. 
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Special Report: Why D.C. needs affordable housing--and how we can get there

Affordable housing is not a benefit just for the very poor; it's something that can tie a city together. D.C. has some progressive housing policies, but it's clear the need is greater.
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The 7 best Twitter accounts in DC

Need a new online distraction? Gotcha covered.
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CLIPS: A barber to the Marines watches Barracks Row change

Sheila Knox, a female barber on Barracks Row, reflects on community in her changing neighborhood.
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DC's Airbnb hosts offer off-the-beaten-track hospitality

As tourists descend on D.C. in record numbers and as the sharing economy grows in strength, it's worth thinking about the hundreds of Airbnb hosts in the District who help visitors discover unique experiences you won't find in any guidebook.
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Opinion: Can these four simple (and cheap) fixes strengthen DC's public schools?

Four inexpensive proposals for D.C.'s public schools could improve education through collaboration with the nonprofit community.
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