On Friday, May 1, at 8:30 AM, the Friends of White Flint Speakers’ Series kicks off with a blockbuster event at Dave and Buster’s in White Flint Mall: “Transit-oriented development, smart growth and the principles of New Urbanism.” New Urbanism is the philosophy underlying the new White Flint plan.
FoWF is co-sponsoring the presentation with the White Flint Partnership and the Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. Speakers will include Christopher Zimmerman, Chairman of Metro and a member of the Arlington County Board, Ian Lockwood of Glatting-Jackson planning consultants and a nationally-recognized figure in walkable communities, and Don Briggs, Vice-President of Federal Realty Investment Trust. Zimmerman is a former civic activist who has an extensive background in New Urbanism and redevelopment of places such as Clarendon. (We modeled much of Friends of White Flint on the very similar Clarendon Alliance: www.clarendon.org.)
Did I mention the free breakfast? Begins at 8:00 AM. Speakers begin at 8:30.
Although the breakfast and presentation are free, you must RSVP to Gail Calhoun at 301-692-2377, or firstname.lastname@example.org.