Our friends in Tysons Corner are engaged in much the same sort of urban planning effort as is going on in White Flint. What happens in Tysons is important, economically, for the White Flint area. One reason White Flint is so enticing as a redevelopment area is that economic studies show as much as $2 billion in retail sales in Virginia came from people in the White Flint area.…Read More
Daily Archives: September 15, 2009
Friends of White Flint is primarily a public education organization, promoting the philosophy of New Urbanism: walkable, sustainable, engaging communities. Part of our outreach effort is sponsoring a series of speakers to discuss urban planning and design topics.
Our most recent Speakers’ Series event featured Chris Zimmerman, from the Arlington County Board and then the Chair of Metro, discussing Arlington’s journey from traffic-clogged, parking-lot covered strip-mall suburb, to a hub of smart growth-oriented economic activity clustered around Metro.…Read More