Category: Event materials

Event Materials: Addison Rd-Seat Pleasant walking tour

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our walk around the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Metro station area. We were fortunate to have a great turnout with an array of public officials and local developers to discuss how the area is on the cusp of more change than we’ve seen since the Metro station opened in 1980. 

Event: Making the numbers work — How affordable housing is financed in DC

Event: Making the numbers work — How affordable housing is financed in DC

April 20, 2023

Ever wondered how resources dedicated to housing affordability are used? Understanding housing affordability financing is fundamental to making good programs, policies, and laws to support people in need of new home production, preservation, and rehabilitation. This event will walk you through the economics of affordable housing in layman’s terms – to provide all audiences with information needed to engage in critical policy and development decisions. 

View YouTube recording here.


Introduction and moderation by Susanne Slater, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

Stan Wall, HR&A Advisors

Patrick McAnaney, Somerset Development Company

Erin Wilson, DC Department of Housing and Community Development

This online event was sponsored by: Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), Enterprise Community Partners, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Greater Greater Washington, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND), Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) UPO, Ward3Vision, WIN Ward 3 Congregations Affordable Housing Work Group

Event Materials: Redesigning Pennsylvania Avenue

Check out the event recording and presentation materials! Doug Davies (Director Planning + Design) and Kevin Keeley (Senior Planner) of VHB presented their projects for Penn Avenue West and Penn Ave Southeast, exploring the very different designs and challenges along the same corridor.

RISE Prince George’s January Meeting: What’s going on at the County Council?

Thanks to all who came to our January meeting! We caught up on what’s happening with the new County Council and how we aim to advance our priorities this year! We also discussed our top issues: transit-oriented development & zoning, complete streets, better transit, and housing opportunities for all.

Jan 20, CSG & NVTC Webinar: “What’s up with the bus in Northern Virginia?”

Jan 20, CSG & NVTC Webinar: “What’s up with the bus in Northern Virginia?”

Thank you to all who could join us last week for our virtual webinar on bus improvements in Northern Virginia! We had a great turnout and an informative discussion. 

If you weren’t able to join us, we encourage you to check out the event recording and presentation materials. We heard from representatives from Alexandria’s DASH bus, Fairfax Connector, Metro, and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.

EVENT: Better Buses for Prince George’s: What Does it Take?

EVENT: Better Buses for Prince George’s: What Does it Take?

On November 9, 2022, RISE Prince George’s and CSG hosted a discussion with Metro and Prince George’s County to talk about how we can get more frequent, reliable, and accessible bus service that better meets the needs of riders and residents in Prince George’s and our region. These transit providers are seeking input as they look to redesign the bus network and prioritize buses on local roads.

RISE Prince George’s Kyle Reeder moderated this session. Maryland Delegate Jazz Lewis provided opening remarks. From WMATA, we heard from Allison Davis, Metro’s Vice President of Planning, and Raka Choudhury, Director of Bus Priority. Joining us from Prince George’s Department of Public Works and Transportation was Semia Hackett, Associate Director of Transportation, and Efon Epanty, Chief of Planning and Innovation.


Smart Growth Social Goes Local 2022

Smart Growth Social Goes Local 2022

Smart Growth Social, our annual fall fundraiser, is once again going local this year! Instead of our big party at Eastern Market, we’re working with local partners to host community-based gatherings across the region and highlight the importance of creating great places for people. Join us for one or more of our fall Smart Growth Social Goes Local events!