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The sweeping ban on single-use containers is designed to protect waterways and wildlife, the Washington City Paper and WJLA-TV report.
A public-private partnership and gradual rollout were essential, one of the creators of the program writes in Governing.
After a visit to Japan, Maryland’s new governor is keen on high-speed trains, the Washington Post reports.
Inspired by New York’s High Line, the 11th Street Bridge Project would connect Washington, D. C.’s downtown with an African-American neighborhood left out of the city’s boom, Governing reports.
Rules require new and refurbished residential buildings to offer one bicycle parking spot for every three units, Wash Cycle reports.
The four proposals for Washington, D. C.’s version of the High Line feature stirring designs and space for markets, events and recreation, Urbanful reports.
The successful restoration of a waterfront district in D. C.’s Anacostia neighborhood could be a model for developing cities, the World Bank says.
Driven by budget woes and guided by hackers, city governments are experimenting with open data as a low-cost way to reach citizens, Roll Call reports.
The U. S. capital has a healthy mix of walkable environs both in its downtown and in outlying suburbs, according to Smart Growth America.
The retail chain known for big-box suburban supercenters is building a Metro-accessible location in Washington, D. C. topped with apartments, Architectural Record reports.
Planned greenhouse in the U. S. capital will grow produce for local markets, food banks, Fast Company reports.