Walk and learn about the design choices that shape Rosslyn – Greater Greater Washington

Double Rainbow in Rosslyn by Jeff Vincent under license Creative Commons.

When you’re on the go, do you wonder how sidewalks, land use, and street connectivity influence your experience and enjoyment of public spaces? If so, be sure to RSVP coming from WalkArlington “Walk and learn” focused on street design in Rosslyn on Wednesday May 25 from 5.30pm to 6.45pm.

During this walk, which departs from Rosslyn Tube Station, transportation engineer Dan Nabors will use real-world examples to contextualize the planning, engineering and design choices that shape Rossyln. Dan is the deputy office manager for Arlington County’s Office of Transportation Engineering and Operations and a dynamic speaker who’s good at breaking down complicated topics, so get ready to have fun and learn. He will be joined by staff from the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID), who have worked with him on several recent projects. Check Eventbrite page to learn more!

Thursday May 26

Learn how state policy informs local revitalization efforts: State laws and policies have a powerful impact on the ability of cities to organize successful and equitable revitalization efforts. In his latest report, urban policy expert Alan Mallach explains how state policies determine local revitalization outcomes, highlighting the central role of state laws, policies and resource allocations in shaping part of cities’ efforts for equitable revitalization. On Thursday, May 26 at 12 p.m., join the Center for Community Progress for a online seminar explore how state laws and policies affect local attempts to revitalize problematic properties. Learn more and register here.

Sunday May 29

How do local artists view the DC area? Exposed DC is thrilled to partner with Lost Origins Gallery to present the 16th Annual DC Photography Expo on Display at an outdoor facility in Mount Pleasant that opens May 29. The show features 38 images that were taken by local photographers and selected through a competition for their unique perspective on the DC metro area. The exhibit will be on view at Lost Origins Outside located along the exterior wall of Ellē Restaurant at 3221 Mt Pleasant St NW until July 24.

Wednesday, June 1

Do you hope to buy a house? The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency is hosting its first in-person homebuyer seminar since before the pandemic, which will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the DC Housing Finance Agency on Florida Avenue.

Alexis Vining of Homeside Financial and Blake Bozeman of Compass Legacy will join DCHFA Business Development Manager Bill Milko to guide you through the home buying process, from credit repair to pre-approval until closing day! At this event, you’ll learn about a variety of financial assistance programs that can help you overcome homeownership hurdles and get to the DC home of your dreams. You can find out more and register here.

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Kate Jentoft-Herr is GGWash’s Head of Engagement. Previously Head of Development at the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Kate wants to explore the relationships between land use, racism and the climate crisis and make the discussion of urban issues accessible to people from all walks of life. She loves DC and being able to walk to work.

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