Help Take Down the Invisible Walls Around Ward 3

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 @ 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM Via Zoom (link will be sent to registrants prior to the event)


A long and ugly history of housing and land use practices and regulations have segregated neighborhoods by race and class in the District, particularly in Ward 3. These ‘invisible walls’ impact us to this day. 

The legacy of institutionalized practices of discrimination is our present lack of choices in housing types, limited range of home prices, lack of affordable housing, and limited diversity among the people who live in Ward 3 neighborhoods.

Cleveland Park Smart Growth invites you to join a forum hosted by Ward3Vision and the Coalition for Smarter Growth to discuss how we got here and what can be done to take down those invisible walls.  We will be looking back at that history and ahead to Comprehensive Plan updates, now pending before the DC Council. We’ll examine how updating the Comprehensive Plan  is an important  step in turning the tide against racism in the District. 

Join us to learn about actions you can take to achieve a more livable, equitable and just city. 

Participants include: 

  • Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh
  • Andrew Trueblood and Anita Cozart, DC Office of Planning
  • Neil Flanagan, architectural designer and researcher, author of “The Battle of Fort Reno
  • Dan Reed, urban planner, writer and 
    contributor to GreaterGreaterWashington
  • Moderated by Matthew Bell, FAIA, Professor of Architecture, University of Maryland and Principal, Perkins Eastman.

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