From Greater Greater Washington <[email protected]>
Subject Whitman-Walker's redevelopment, unhelping the unhoused, missing middle matters in Arlington
Date February 25, 2023 2:07 PM
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Here's our round-up of this week's posts! Encampment sweeps aren’t about ending homelessness. Understanding the redevelopment of Whitman-Walker. Missing middle housing can make a big difference in Arlington. Plus an Alexandria City Councilmember's bike-centered week. Thanks so much to everyone who played #TranspoBINGO this year! We had a blast and hope you did too.


How Whitman-Walker Health’s redevelopment happened – and what it means for the nonprofit’s sustainability
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by Ethan Goffman (Contributor) • February 22, 2023

Whitman-Walker Health’s multi-use overhaul offers a model for a sustainable revenue stream that other nonprofits and jurisdictions can replicate.
Encampment sweeps aren’t about ending homelessness
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by Chelsea Allinger (Executive Director) • February 22, 2023

The encampment sweep in McPherson Square in mid-February displaced an estimated 74 people – and violated local and federal agencies’ stated goals of ending homelessness through evidence-based practices.
Transit Diary: An Alexandria City Councilmember’s bike-centered week
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by Sarah Bagley (Guest Contributor) • February 20, 2023

Alexandria City Councilmember and affordable housing advocate Sarah Bagley leaves her personal car parked and takes all other modes of transit and transportation around Alexandria and Richmond.
Here’s how “missing middle” homes can tackle high housing costs and traffic in Arlington County
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by Jason Schwartz (Guest Contributor) • February 21, 2023

A proposed zoning change in Arlington could help reduce high housing costs and traffic congestion by allowing duplexes, townhomes, and small apartment buildings in much of the county where they can’t be built today. Here’s why the County Board should approve it, and how you can help.
Welcome Kai Hall to our policy team!
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by • February 24, 2023

Kai Hall has joined GGWash as our new policy officer! Kai is focusing on transportation equity – and brings knowledge, enthusiasm, and firsthand experience with some of the best public transportation and cycling infrastructure in the world to the role.
Photo Friday: Big skies
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by Dan Malouff (Editorial Board) • February 24, 2023

Enjoy the pops of color and light in this week's Photo Friday, compiled with images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool!
National links: American Association of Railroads rallies against electrification
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by Jeff Wood (Contributor) • February 24, 2023

American railroads rail against electrification. New York City centralizes management of public spaces. Major Belgian cities find success in reducing car traffic.

JOB POSTING: Freelance with GGWash
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Calling all freelancers! Are you a writer interested in exploring how decisions about land use, transportation, and housing shape the world we live in? GGWash is expanding paid writing opportunities for the GGWash publication. We are looking for pitches for explainers, features, historical pieces, and news articles about transportation, housing, land use, and sustainability in the Washington region.


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