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Subject Hopes for Thrive 2050, urbanist Halloween costumes, a car-free Beach Drive, and more
Date November 5, 2022 12:01 PM
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Here's our roundup of this week's must-read posts!


Thrive 2050 advocates hope the newly passed plan paves the way for a more walkable, equitable Montgomery County
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by Ethan Goffman (Contributor) • November 1, 2022

Can the recently passed Thrive 2050 plan be Montgomery County’s answer to past planning mistakes centered on single family houses, largely car-dependent development, and even economic and racial segregation?
Inclusionary zombies? Check out these urban planning Halloween costumes
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by Kai Hall (Editorial Assistant) • November 1, 2022

This Halloween, urbanist Twitter in DC and across the country poked fun at confusing parking signs, celebrated the upcoming opening of the Silver Line extension, and embodied (literally) the desire for more bus and bike lanes.
The L Word: this week, the National Park Service showed leadership
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by Caitlin Rogger (Deputy Executive Director) • November 3, 2022

After months of consultation and a widely-panned interim recommendation that fell short, the National Park Service announced plans to leave a portion of Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park car-free throughout the year.
Mapping the Washington region’s activity centers
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by DW Rowlands (Contributor) • November 2, 2022

A Brookings Institution senior research assistant explains how they labeled and mapped the Washington region in their recent study of the nation’s activity centers.
Will Richmond’s plan to remove mandatory parking minimums pass?
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by Wyatt Gordon (Contributor) • November 3, 2022

The City of Richmond could soon join a lengthening list of localities no longer telling business owners and developers how much parking their properties must provide. @yitgordon reports:

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