What:   Agents of Change:
Integrating Federal Facilities into Local Communities
When:   Thursday, April 21, 2011
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Networking
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Program
Where:   General Services Administration Headquarters Auditorium
1800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
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Overview:   With federal workplaces balancing security and sustainability goals, BRAC and other federal mega-projects in full gear, and transformations in technology, telework programs and business practices, the pace of change within the federal workplace has never been more rapid. Federal and local leaders are taking a fresh look at how the location, design, and activities of the federal workplace shape the region’s growth and impact local neighborhoods.

As part of the update of location and workplace policies in NCPC’s Comprehensive Plan for the Nation’s Capital, NCPC and the ULI Washington District Council examined the evolving federal workplace and its influence on host communities. Four panelists, representing federal and local governments and the private sector, discussed the impacts of federal facilities, including innovative strategies that can contribute to community and regional goals. They also examined whether government location policies intended to maximize the federal workforce’s size in Washington should be modified to include transit-oriented development sites throughout the region.

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Moderator: Cheryl CortCheryl Cort, Policy Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
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Doug FirstenbergDoug Firstenberg, Co-manager and Principal, StonebridgeCarras LLC
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Jay FisetteJay Fisette, Member, Arlington County Board
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Bob PeckBob Peck, Commissioner of Public Buildings, General Services Administration
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Lisa SwobodaLisa Swoboda, Deputy Director, Business and Economic Development
Office of Military and Federal Affairs, State of Maryland
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The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP via email requested.