Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768


“The Power of Uniqueness”

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Creating a sense a place is extremely important for a community like Pike District. We want to make this place a distinctive destination, a place people want to come explore, live, work, and play.

Ed McMahon, an Urban Land Institute fellow, gave this inspiration TEDx Talk about creating a community with a unique sense of place in this new economy.

At one point,  McMahon says “The more any community … looks just like every other community, the less reason there is to go there. On the other hand, the more a community enhances its distinctiveness that’s natural, architectural, cultural, artistic…the more people want to go there.” This speaks directly to the elements we are bringing to our community. It is true that place matters!

Check out the video below!

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