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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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These are the shortlisted architecture firms for the 11th Street Bridge Park

Six teams will go on to the next stage of the design competition to build an elevated park across the Anacostia.
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National spotlight: Alleyways become pathways to urban revitalization

From D.C. to Seattle,  alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly spaces. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small business.
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Seven free apps to help you (re)discover DC

Seeing D.C. through all fresh eyes just takes a quick download.
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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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The government may be back, but unfurlough.us remains powerful resource from the DC tech community

A job board created in five hours by members of 1776 DC to help out furloughed government workers has received over 50,000 page views and counting.
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The state of fashion in the District

Though yet to emerge in full color, fashion in Washington is growing. With both established and indie designers setting up shop in the District, and a forthcoming incubator that will provide resources to six designers, Washingtonians seem to be learning to embrace the benefits of good style. 
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Harvesting energy for the win: D.C. students compete to build energy-efficient house of the future

Students from three D.C. universities will be the first to represent the District in an energy-efficiency competition that started here. When they're done, they'll take those green, marketable skills to local employers.
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Stitch by stitch, U Street designers revamp tired clothes into stylish treasures

In an increasingly style-conscious city, Ginger Root Design is helping D.C. dress better, support local artisans, and save the planet to boot.
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