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City tackles impending senior boom with neighborly 'senior villages'

With baby boomers reaching retirement, D.C. is trying to keep up with the booming population by encouraging the development of senior villages, or networks, to help seniors stay independent and in their own homes. 
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National Roundup: Pittsburgh's young entrepreneurs, Denver's newest breweries, and more

Elevation DC is one of 22 publications run by Issue Media Group, a new media company based in Detroit. Our sister sites such as Model D in Detroit, Confluence in Denver, and Pop City in Pittsburgh have also been covering the latest in urban innovation and development.
 
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The space equation: Where can a humble food producer get started?

When the chef's away, these food entrepreneurs come out to...work. They're taking the sharing economy to the next level, by splitting space (often for free) in exchange for menu items or equipment.
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Harriet Tregoning to leave Office of Planning: the Elevation DC exit interview

Harriet Tregoning, DC's planning director since 2007, is leaving to take a job with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Elevation DC sat down with her for an exit interview.
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Co-ops preserve affordable housing in rapidly changing neighborhoods

Tenant-owned apartment buildings are rare in the District, but are a key tool in preserving affordable homes in our quickly growing city. Here, a look at two--and one group that helps make them happen.
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Living Classroom’s Green Team restores forest in middle of DC

The foundation educates youth and young adults while improving Kingman Island for future generations.
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Sochi 2014: Where to drink (and eat) like a Russian in DC

As Sochi gets ready to kick off the 2014 Winter Games, you can eat like a Russian (or like a former member of the U.S.S.R.) by hitting up one of these D.C. spots.
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Will St. Elizabeths ice slide and G8WAY Pavilion kickstart Congress Heights?

The ice slide at the G8WAY Pavilion on the St Elizabeths campus has the potential to be much more than just a slide.
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In the war between sidewalks and tree roots, a peacekeeper emerges

An alternative paving material called Flexi-Pave is being piloted by DDOT and appears to be a solution to a long list of infrastructure challenges in D.C., including the age-old war between tree roots and sidewalks.
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National spotlight: Urban train stations plan for the future

In many places across the country, including D.C., rail is breaking ridership records as we move away from the personal car. How does a place like Union Station manage the influx of passengers while being a good neighbor?
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Do you know all these secret codes, insider tips and underground hangouts?

It's the tenth anniversary of National Treasure (yeah, that movie with Nic Cage). But secret messages on the back of the Declaration of Independence are so passe. Check out these real secrets in and around D.C., then impress your friends.
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Black Thumbs Collective keeps cyclists east of the river in gear

A newly formed group aims to fight "bike shop deserts" in Wards 7 and 8.
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HOPE Project brings D.C. natives out of poverty, into IT jobs

The HOPE Project, also called "the Harvard of the hood," takes DC residents working minimum-wage jobs and trains them for careers in IT.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Bag law survey highlights first three years of country's first disposable bag law

New data from the District Department of the Environment show a dramatic reduction in plastic bag use since the five-cent fee went into effect.
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The arts group where East meets West

D.C.'s South Asian community finds its creative outlet through Subcontinental Drift, an open mic and visual arts group that has inspired Indian-Americans nationwide.
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