September 26, 2012
NCPC will be releasing the draft urban design element on November 1, 2012 (sign up here to be notified via email when they are released). To solicit comments from the public, we will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Learn more »
January 24, 2012
On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, we hosted a public workshop to gather ideas for how federal facilities and property can create better public space within Washington, DC and throughout the National Capital Region. Learn more »
December 29, 2011
In today's evolving world, how can parks and public spaces thrive while successfully responding to the diverse and often competing array of future needs?
On January 11, the National Capital Planning Commission, the Trust for the National Mall, the City Parks Alliance, and the National Archives hosted a panel discussion to explore new ways to think about public space. Learn more »
December 19, 2011
During its second meeting, landscape architect Walter Hood provided the urban design task force with an in-depth presentation about Washington's ecological and cultural urban landscape.
November 15, 2011
At the first urban design task force meeting in October, Michael Dobbins, FAIA, AICP, professor of planning at Georgia Tech and an expert on urban design policy and implementation, gave a presentation on the fundamentals of good urban design.