Breakfast links: Speedwalking
Racial differences in walking: DC's white population walks farther, faster, and more often than non-whites. This might stem from more white residents living in the city center and more non-whites in the periphery. (City Paper)
Lots of heat in education debate: Virginia's teachers rallied against Governor McDonnell's education proposals, including contract reforms and tax credits to businesses offering scholarships. (Washington Times)
Drawing great teachers to bad schools: Through bonuses, tax credits and tuition aid, Chairman Kwame Brown wants to draw great teachers from great schools and into the lowest-performing DC schools. (Examiner)
Bethesda's new gateway: New development plans have been submitted for the Trillium site in northern Bethesda. The project, a 370-unit rental building with a grocery store, is filling in a long-vacant and blighted lot near the downtown. (DCmud)
A fight for DC's memorial: Mayor Gray "will resist with every fiber" efforts by Congress to nationalize DC's World War I memorial. The Mayor appeared with Delegate Norton at a Congressional hearing to decry the proposal. (Washington Times)
Georgetown needs a plan: Tying Georgetown's myriad transportation plans into a single master plan would crystallize them into what the neighborhood actually needs, allowing them to finally move forward. (Georgetown Metropolitan)
One City Summit for the masses: Mayor Gray has called a summit of DC residents to discuss and vote on livability, inclusivity, and other issues on February 11. Perhaps go for the free lunch. (DCist)
How blogs influence planning: David is giving a talk this evening at the American Planning Association about the way blogs can change the conversation around planning. It's 5:30-6:30 at 1030 15th Street; RSVP here.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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