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Live chat about DC's height limit

The National Capital Planning Commission has invited experts on building height from European capital cities to come to Washington for a forum about our height limit. I'm moderating a chat with two of them today.

Update: The archived video is now available here and embedded below.

John Worthington is a Principal at DEGW Architects and visiting professor at the University of Sheffield. He's written several articles about the pros and cons of tall buildings in various cities.

Robert Tavernor is Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the London School of Economics, and was previously professor of architecture at Edinburgh and Bath. He has been involved in the planning for several key London development sites.

You can tweet questions using the hashtag #HeighteneDConversations.

Our chat leads into NCPC's panel discussion tonight from 7-9 with these two gentlemen and a few others from elsewhere in Europe.-->

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David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Dupont Circle. 


I like the streaming events! Please use lav mics for the panelists next time. They also need to turn off their cell phones. The waves cause interference.

by TakomaNick on Mar 5, 2013 12:43 pm • linkreport

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