National Capital Planning Commission

May 2011 

Next Commission Meeting

June 2, 2011 . 12:30 PM
Upcoming Events


SW Ecodistrict
Public Meeting

May 19, 6:30 PM | Details


NCPC Speaker Series

Contemporary Design, Historic City

June 7, 6:30 PM | Details


Presidents Park South

Design Competition Showcase

June 28, 6:30 PM | Details


New in NCPC Cinema

What's New Online

May Commission Meeting Videos

Watch May 5 NCPC deliberations.

View projects NCPC may review at its next meeting. 
NCPC Leading by Example
 According to data released by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), NCPC is among the top five federal agencies with the lowest Green House Gas (GHG) emissions per employee commute trip.


 A stroll through London, Barcelona, and other cities shows historic assets and new architectural expressions successfully coexisting. Are we achieving the same balance in our nation's capital? Join a panel of design and planning experts as they discuss how Washington can welcome design innovation into its urban fabric while preserving its architectural heritage.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 6:30 PM

Catholic University's School of Architecture and Planning

Event Details & Video Preview | RSVP

Teams Selected to Envision President's Park South

Following an open call for qualifications, NCPC invited five of the country's leading architecture and landscape design firms to develop proposals to improve the visitor experience at President's Park South, the area immediately south of the White House. The selected firms are Hood Design Studio; Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects; Rogers Marvel; and SASAKI.

Plans will be made available both online and in person beginning June 21, 2011. The competition culminates with a showcase of the finalists' work on June 28, 2011, where project designers will present their ideas for transforming the area's security elements while restoring the park's historic landscape. NCPC's Interagency Security Task Force will rank the entries and announce the winner at NCPC's July 7 Commission Meeting.

We're Tweeting & Streaming 

NCPC is now using Twitter, implementing one of our Open Government Plan strategies. This rapidly growing social media platform, which utilizes short messages of 140 characters or less, is already being used by a number of government agencies to deliver timely news and information to citizens. In addition, the agency is broadcasting live video from its monthly Commission meetings, and other selected public events. Starting with the May meeting, video clips for each project are archived online under Commission Actions.