New Partners: Adrian Fenty
Mayor of the District of Columbia Adrian Fenty delivered the evening keynote at the New Partners conference. Unfortunately, he didn't say anything particularly exciting.
In his speech, Fenty said that DC has a great history of urban planning back to Pierre L'Enfant up to 2008 where DC is confronting brownfields along the Anacostia watefront and the recent announcement of new streetcars. 95% of residents live within a 5-minute walk of transit. We have many walkable neighborhoods with shopping and services and a unique sense of place. DC works well with very environmentally conscious governors of Maryland and Virginia, and has taken a national lead in requiring green buildings including all new schools which will be constructed to high LEED standards. DC is great, thank you very much.
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