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Christina Sturdivant

Christina Sturdivant is a native Washingtonian who's always watching and writing about the latest cultural, community and innovative trends in the city. She's interested in people and companies that create equitable opportunities for longtime residents and transplants alike. Locally, you may have seen her byline in the Afro-American Newspapers, Urban Scrawl DC, the Hillrag and East City Art, just to name a few. Nationally, she has authored pieces in HBCU Digest and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. She does most of her writing at indie coffee shops in the city, but will never (ever!) hesitate to grab a white mocha from Starbucks. 



The 20 most beautiful blocks in DC

To truly know the city is to travel it in its entirely, perhaps even block by block. While this list is by no means exhaustive (and is certainly subjective), we think you can hardly go wrong with a fall stroll down any one of these attractive blocks.


DC's affordable housing might be saved through collaboration

Housing advocates came together October 13 to discuss the best ways to ensure that "anybody who wants to live in the District should be able to live in the District."

Chinatown is one of DC's most congested neighborhoods.

National spotlight: three parking solutions for three growing cities

As more people move to cities, how can rapidly developing neighborhoods tackle parking challenges without gobbling up valuable urban space for off-street lots?


After a typhoon, earthquake or uprising, the arts can help

Art can not only heal minds but can heal communities after disaster. Our latest panel discussion showed how improv can help typhoon survivors, painting can help protestors, and photography can help rebuild a landmark.

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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