A Vision for Growing an Inclusive City

Working with the District of Columbia Office of Planning and Mayor Anthony Williams, the “Vision for Growing an Inclusive City” creates a vision and policy framework for the entire city, focusing on bridging social and physical divides and utilizing a highly participatory public engagement process.

The Vision for Growing an Inclusive City focuses on three major themes: Successful Neighborhoods, Access to Education and Employment, and Physically Connecting the Whole City. The Vision is oriented not to the National Mall and federal core, but to the surrounding neighborhoods, Downtown, and underutilized assets such as the Anacostia River and Fort Circle Parks. It offers an alternative view of the District, highlighting the extraordinary richness and potential that lies beyond the well-known monuments and memorials. The Vision was debated by over 3,000 people at the Citizens’ Summit held in the Washington Convention Center, with the final plan adopted by the DC City Council. The elements of the plan continue to be implemented incrementally since it was adopted and have contributed to the revitalization of many previously undeveloped or economically depressed areas of the District.

 

Client

The District of Columbia Office of Planning (DCOP)

Location

Washington, DC

Size

67 square miles

Completed

2004

People

FAIA
Partner, Director of the DC Office
AIA, AICP
Partner, Director of Planning & Urban Design
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C
Associate