30 Apr '12, 1pm

Sustainability in the crazy-quilt world of metro regions

Sustainability in the crazy-quilt world of metro regions

“Explore greater Washington — Prince George’s, Montgomery, Arlington and Fairfax counties and Alexandria. You will see numerous formerly suburban areas that are becoming denser and more urban, and ultimately more urbane. However, making this future polycentric metropolitan region really great will depend above all on developing an effective, region-wide system of transportation tying these areas together. “It also will depend on more affordable housing opportunities across the region for an expanding, increasingly mobile workforce; more business and institutional employment opportunities throughout the region; greatly improved elementary and secondary education in all the region’s jurisdictions; and improvements in preserving and sustaining the region’s environmental assets. “Achieving all this is challenging in a region so jurisdictionally fragmented and governed: two pol...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/sustainabilit...

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