What:  
NCPC Speaker Series:
HeighteneDConversations
Impacts of Building Heights in Capital Cities
 
When:   Tuesday, March 5, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where:   National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC
(Use special events entrance on Constitution Avenue)
Map it | Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Overview:   Washington's horizontal skyline is shaped by the Height of Buildings Act of 1910, a federal law which regulates the height of all buildings within Washington, DC. But, is this the right policy to help guide future growth in the nation’s capital? Join a panel of international experts as they consider the role governments play in managing building height in capital cities worldwide and examine strategies to balance city character and economic vitality. The discussion is part of the Washington, DC Height Master Plan, jointly led by NCPC and the District of Columbia Office of Planning. AICP CM | 2.0

The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not required.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Panelists:

  Jurgen Bruns-Berentelg (BERLIN/HAMBURG)
CEO of HafenCity Hamburg, and former manager of Berlin's Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz

Robert Tavernor (LONDON)
Architect, urbanist, and historian, involved with key London development sites

John Worthington (LONDON)
Principal, DEGW Architects, and Visiting Professor, University of Sheffield

Gary Hack (MODERATOR)
Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design