The Coalition for Smarter Growth is hosting an exciting forum next week for local environmentalists, urbanists and transit advocates. Part of their Walking Tours & Forums Series, “The Next Generation of Transit: The Key to Montgomery’s Green Future” will feature Smart Growth America’s CEO, Geoff Anderson, and County Councilmember Roger Berliner.…Read More
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Nearly one-hundred people came out to talk about the future of White Flint at a happy hour Tuesday evening co-hosted by the Friends of White Flint and the Coalition for Smarter Growth at Seasons 52 on Rockville Pike.
County Councilmembers Hans Riemer and Roger Berliner offered a few words about the potential of White Flint as envisioned in the White Flint Sector Plan, which the council passed in 2010.…Read More
On WalkScore.com, visitors are encouraged to live where they can get around in a healthy way – by walking! There are broad benefits to getting out of your car, including lower weight and healthier bodies, cleaner air from reduced emissions and less money spent on gas and maintenance.
In an effort to guide home-seekers toward more compact and walkable neighborhoods, WalkScore developed an algorithm to calculate walkability based on the distances to various amenities.…Read More
Montgomery County Government wants to hear your ideas! To collect them, the County has launched engageMontgomery, where you (yes, you) can submit suggestions and ideas for improving our community. Read the input of others, add comments of your own, upload photos to make your point and vote on ideas you like best. …Read More
Walking is the most primitive form of transportation. Perhaps that’s why those who choose to do it are often assigned the lowest priority by community planners. But, when a car is required to get around, where does that leave folks who can’t afford or choose not to use one?
The Atlantic Cities has recently published an excellent piece, “America is a Walking Disaster,” which delves into the problems with car-centric thinking. …Read More
Next week, the Coalition for Smarter Growth and the Friends of White Flint are hosting a happy hour on how to “make the suburbs hip.” While that might conjure images of trying to jury-rig H Street on Rockville Pike, the transformation of White Flint goes much further than that. The redevelopment of strip malls and parking lots into real urban places has real social, economic and environmental benefits.…Read More
What comes to mind when you think about making the suburbs “hip?” Whether it’s shifting land use patterns, investing in transit or other ideas you’ve conjured yourself for a reimagined Montgomery County in the 21st Century – we want to hear them! Over a drink!
Here are the details:
Tuesday, January 29th at 5:30pm
Seasons 52 in White Flint, 11414 Rockville Pike. …Read More