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Wood beams and scaffolding at the Washington National Cathedral

The art of preparing for disasters

Mary Tyszkiewicz is using improv to help people prepare for  and recover from disasters. 

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Experts discuss how green buildings are changing DC

Last Tuesday some of the city’s green building experts met to discuss how new building codes are changing the way the city lives and works.  The event was produced by ElevationDC and sponsored by the law firm of Nixon Peabody. 

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DC's historic buildings can anchor a neighborhood, but some are in jeopardy

When cookie-cutter buildings replace historic ones, something is lost. Here's how preserving D.C.'s landmarks can enrich our neighborhoods.

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"Cards Against Urbanity" is exactly as hilarious as you'd expect

The card game, designed by a bunch of DC planners and architects, pokes fun at new urbanists but also aims to teach a serious lesson.

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No matter which 11th Street Bridge Park design is chosen, DC wins

The nationwide competiton to design an elevated park over the Anacostia has reached its home stretch, with four finalists unveiling their designs Thursday. Any would be a welcome addition to D.C.
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