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The Federal Planning Agency for the Nation's Capital May 2010 
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 Next Commission Meeting
June 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Now Playing at NCPC Cinema
Newest CapitalSpace Videos  
Live Chat: Larry Beasley
on Density and City Form

  Chat Recap: Julia Koster
on the CapitalSpace Plan
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NCPC Adopts
COG Resolution 
The Commission in May demostrated its support for improving federal/local regional collaboration with a resoultion recognizing the Metropolitan Washington
Council of Goverments.
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2010 Speaker Series:
Density and the Form of the City in the 21st Century
Larry BeasleyIn June, Washington's Height Act celebrates its centennial. Many credit the Act with helping to shape one of the most unique skylines known around the world.
Join us on May 18 when Larry Beasley, former Vancouver planning director challenges our basic assumptions about building heights. This self-described evangelist for urban density shares his views on whether the Act can coexist with the needs of a contemporary city. Event begins at 6:30 at the Burke Theater at the Naval Heritage Center.
Coming in June: Washington, DC Film Premiere
Make No Little Plans
Daniel Burnham & the American City
Daniel BurnhamFrom Chicago to the National Mall, architect and planner Daniel Burnham changed the way American cities were conceived and built. Join NCPC, the Archimedia Workshop, and partners for the film's debut on America's front yard. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama will provide the evening's keynote address.
The outdoor screening will take place rain or shine on the National Mall at 4th Street. Remarks at 8:30 p.m. Film begins at 9:00 p.m. Event Details.
CityVision Focuses on Washington's Waterfront
The spring 2010 CityVision semester welcomed 31 students from John Burroughs Education Campus and Stuart-Hobson Middle School to explore the waterfront in Southeast DC and design plans to develop the emerging area. The National Building Museum brought together local architects and urban planners, including staff from NCPC, to mentor the students. The spring program encouraged the students to reconnect the waterfront to the community and to consider ways to improve the Anacostia River. The students will present their final projects before a jury of design professionals On May 21st in the Museum's Great Hall.
Commission Approves V.A. Master Plan 
VA hospitalOn May 6, the Commission approved the master plan for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Northwest Washington. The plan will modernize faclities throughout the 35-acre site. It will increase patient areas and research space, add long-term living quarters, and consolidate administrative functions. 
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