Event: We can make Ward 3 a more welcoming place

Help Take Down Ward 3’s

Invisible Walls

September 29, 2020 at 7:30pm via Zoom

View the recording of the event here.

Ward3Vision, CSG, and Cleveland Park Smart Growth present a forum to learn how we can address our history of segregation and open up Ward 3 to a greater diversity of housing options

A long and ugly history of housing and land use practices and regulations have segregated neighborhoods by race and class in the District, particularly in Ward 3. These ‘invisible walls’ impact us to this day. 

The legacy of institutionalized practices of discrimination is our present lack of choices in housing types, limited range of home prices, lack of affordable housing, and limited diversity among the people who live in Ward 3 neighborhoods.

Ward3Vision invites you to join us for a  forum to discuss how we got here and what can be done to take down those invisible walls.  We will be looking back at that history and ahead to Comprehensive Plan updates, now pending before the DC Council. We’ll examine how updating the Comprehensive Plan  is an important  step in turning the tide against racism in the District.

Join us to learn about actions you can take to achieve a more livable, equitable and just city. 

Participants in this discussion include

Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh

DC Office of Planning Director Andrew Trueblood and Anita Cozart, Deputy Director, Community Planning and Design

Neil Flanagan, architectural designer and researcher, contributor to Greater Greater Washington, and the Washingotn City Paper; author of “The Battle of Fort Reno

Dan Reed, urban planner, writer, and contributor to Greater Greater Washington, and the Washingtonian.

Moderated by Matthew Bell, FAIA, Professor of Architecture, University of Maryland and Principal, Perkins Eastman. 

A Ward3Vision event co-sponsored by Coalition for Smarter Growth, Cleveland Park Smart Growth.

Ward3Vision is a group of residents who can imagine our neighborhoods as even better urban places – more walkable, sustainable, and vibrant.

Photo credit: Susan Kimmel