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The Federal Planning Agency for the Nation's Capital                                                                                  August 2010


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September 2, 2010  12:30 PM
Tenative Agenda available Friday, August 13, 2010

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Let's Talk Comp Plan

On June 22, Sr. Urban Planner David Zaidain chatted with local blog DCMud about NCPC's Comprehensive Plan and what's in store for the
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Upcoming Events

NCPC Speaker Series:
Seven Minutes & Change
August 12, 6:30 PM | Detailss
Washington 2010 Citywide Preservation Conference
"Washington's Height Act"
September 24 | Details

GreenGov Symposium
October 5-7 | Details 
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Vermont Avenue Gets Inked. Roadmap for the Future?
Vermont Avenue, NW alongside the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, now features an art installation honoring the area's fallen soldiers and their families. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities selected artist Steed Taylor to paint the 300-foot long "Road Tattoo." The Celtic Knot, which will slowly disintegrate over the next three years, is a powerful example of temporary commemoration, a subject soon to be explored by NCPC, the Smithsonian, and the British Embassy on December 8. Confirmed participants include Justine Simons, the curator for London's Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, Krzysztof Wodiczko, an artist and Harvard professor known for his temporary light installations, and Julian Laverdiere, the original designer of the World Trade Center Tower lights display. Be sure to save the date!
Regional Summer Stock:
"Seven Minutes & Change Toward a Better Region"

7 minutesAn at-capacity crowd and an all-star cast of planners will assemble August 12 at NCPC to share highlights about initiatives from throughout the region. The casual summertime gathering begins at 6:30 PM and features nine rapid-fire presentations. Topics include buses with attitude, using new media, agriculture in the city, and the evolution of urban villages. No paragraphs, bullet points, or planning jargon guaranteed!
Due to overwhelming demand the event is completely full,
but we're keeping a standby list for admittance based on space
availability. If you made a reservation, but can no longer join us, please 
let us know so we can provide your seat to someone on the waiting list.
Event Details | RSVP to | AICP CM 1.25
Presented by the National Capital Planning Commission, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association, and the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
NCPC Staff Prepares For Busy Autumn

Professionals from around the country will explore Washington during the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting September 10-13. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about NCPC initiatives including the Monumental Core Framework Plan, CapitalSpace, and the practice of sustainability in Washington. Additionally, our Coolidge High School community garden project will be featured by renowned environmental justice advocate and economic consultant Majora Carter during the general session.
Later in the month, the DC Preservation League kicks-off its Citywide Historic Preservation Conference on September 24. Among the featured sessions is
a discussion of Washington's height act with NCPC's Chief Urban Designer
Christine Saum.