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For Immediate Release: June 17, 2013
Media Contact: Marketing and Communication Department

Swim, Sail, Sun: D.C.'s Plans for the Riverfronts

Panel Discusses Future Role of the Potomac and Anacostia


Andrew Ellicott's 

engraving of the L'Enfant
Plan 1792. Image courtesy of Library of Congress.

WHAT
Washington, D.C. was built on the banks of two rivers, the Potomac and the Anacostia, yet through industrial use, pollution, and neglect, the city has generally turned its back on its waterfronts. Panelists discuss how the D.C. region is moving from indifference to engagement with its rivers and share what’s needed to protect these valuable natural resources while providing places to live, work, and play along their banks.

Panelists include:

Alex Nyhan, vice president–development, Forest City Washington
Harriet Tregoning, director, D.C. Office of Planning
Howard Ways, AICP, executive director, Prince George's County Redevelopment Authority
Joe Sternlieb, CEO, Georgetown Business Improvement District
Karl Moritz, deputy director, Strategic Planning, City of Alexandria
Uwe Brandes, senior vice president intiatives, Urban Land Institute (moderator)

1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 LACES (ASLA)

WHERE
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(Judiciary Square Metro, Red Line)

$12 Member | $12 Student | $20 Non-members. Press passes available.

WHEN
Monday, June 24, 6:30–8 pm

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