How Will You Help Make D.C. the Greenest City in the Country?


Washington, D.C.’s leadership has requested input from all D.C. residents as it develops a new “unified vision” and “comprehensive framework” for a more sustainable Washington, D.C. The end goal: to connect sustainability with economic development and become the number-one, most sustainable city in North America. Washington, D.C. is currently ranked eighth in a recent Economist Intelligence Unit report sponsored by Siemens.

Landscape architects, architects, and planners are on the front lines of creating a more sustainable country and capital city. On issues ranging from stormwater management to land use, transportation to green building, these professionals are trained to think daily about sustainability, while also protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare.

On Tuesday, October 11th from 12:30 to 2:00 PM, local members of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the American Planning Association (APA) will welcome representatives from the District of Columbia Office of Planning and Department of Environment to discuss Mayor Vincent Gray’s forward thinking SustainableDC Initiative and share their expertise on how to work collectively to help make D.C. the greenest city in the country.

Bring your own bold ideas. The presentation and discussion, which are open to the public, will go for about an hour. Then, feel free to join us for a tour of the award winning ASLA Green Roof immediately following the program.

When?: Tuesday, October 11, 12:30 PM
Who Can Attend?: Design professionals and the general public
Where?: American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), 636 Eye St NW (between 6th and 7th), Washington, D.C. 20001 (Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown)

For more information or to RSVP, please contact ASLA representative Kevin O’Hara at kohara@asla.org or 202-216-2370. Please be sure to RSVP by Monday, October 10, 2011.

Image credit: Capital Bikeshare Station / Urban Indy

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