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Events roundup: The weather outside is frightful

But you won't hate going out in the storm for any of this week's events!

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Delightful discussion on DC education: Our friends at Greater Greater Education are hosting a forum with Councilmember David Catania tonight, Monday December 9, to discuss all things pertinent to public education in DC.

Come by the Hill Center, located at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, tonight at 6:30 pm to ask a question or to listen to a good discussion. You can register here. Head over to GGE for more information about this event.

After the jump: Streetsblog hosts a happy hour, Maryland's candidates for governor talk about transportation, and see a film about how to design cities for people.

We've many places to go!: Purple Line NOW! is hosting a transportation forum with Maryland's gubernatorial candidates. All three Democratic nominees, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Delegate Heather Mizeur, and Delegate Jolene Ivey speaking on behalf of Attorney General Doug Gansler, will attend, as well as Republican candidate Delegate Ron George.

The forum is tomorrow, Tuesday, December 10, from 7 to 9:30 pm at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, located at 7995 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. Reserve your seat(s) here.

All the way home you'll be warm: Join Streetsblog DC readers tonight, December 9, for a happy hour at the Passenger, DC's transportation-themed bar. The happy hour starts at 5:30 at 1021 7th Street NW. You can RSVP here.

As long as you love transportation so: Also tonight, DC's Transportation Plan Advisory Committee (TPAC) meets from 6 to 8 pm. TPAC is comprised of DC residents who advise moveDC, the District Department of Transportation's effort to plan the city's future transportation network.

This public meeting is at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, located at 2000 14th Street NW, in the second floor public meeting room. Please bring your state-issued ID to enter the building.

The lights are turned way down low: On Thursday, the Inter-American Development Bank hosts a screening of the film "The Human Scale - Bringing Cities to Life," about Danish architect and urban planner Jan Gehl. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion with Jeff Risom, partner at Gehl Architects in Copenhagen, who will talk about designing cities for people.

The screening is on December 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the bank's Enrique Iglesias Auditorium, located at 1330 New York Avenue NW. For more info, check out the event description.

Andrew Watson is an economic consultant with an interest in urban planning and engineering design. He lives in Woodley Park. 


Smart growth + urban environment connection:


Maryland Department of the Environment in partnership with Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources

HOSTED BY: Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers

Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources Director Adam Ortiz

Learn more about the Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate Program and how property owners can earn cash rebates for installing Rain Check-approved stormwater management practices on their property!

The Rain Check Rebate Program allows property owners to receive rebates for installing best management practices designed to reduce stormwater runoff pollution

December 11. 2013
2:30 p.m.

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5505 43rd Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781


by Brent Bolin on Dec 9, 2013 10:44 am • linkreport

Also this week, if you live near Arkansas Ave NW:

Community Meeting re: Traffic Calming on Arkansas Ave.
6:30pm on Thursday, December 12
MPD Patrol Services at 801 Shepherd Street NW

Contact us at for details.

by Kelly Blynn on Dec 9, 2013 10:48 am • linkreport

Human Scale Cities is on Wednesday, Dec. 11 - not Thursday as noted above.

by eozberk on Dec 9, 2013 11:57 am • linkreport

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