Afternoon links: Get on it, developers!
Please build in PG: The Coalition for Smarter Growth has produced a report to show developers how to cash in on transit-oriented development opportunities in Prince George's County (Post, Scott, Cavan) ... Richard Layman argues that better civic involvement is more important to getting some good projects going.
Redo your strip mall: Ten steps for retrofitting your parking-doused strip mall into a livable, walkable neighborhood. (New Urban Network)
EFC plan analyzed: Arlington County Manager Michael Brown (different from DC's two Michael Browns) has released his analysis of the East Falls Church plan, including estimates of the development necessary to increase Metro ridership, the value of community benefits the county could get, and how much retail the area could support.
Women, ride your bikes: Revolution Cycles wants to get more women riding bikes, and is having a "ladies' night" in Clarendon tonight. Only 20% of DC cyclists are female. (TBD)
The New Yorkers are coming!: The Huffington Post is sponsoring a caravan of buses to haul New Yorkers to DC's upcoming Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally. We wonder if they might have been able charter a train instead. (We Love DC)
DC in the day: DC in the 1980s was more than crack, homicide, and Marion Barry. Check out these photos documenting downtown's grittier years. (Kinorama)
In power: It might actually be cheaper to manufacture electric car batteries in the U.S. (NYT) ... A bike-powered monorail just won a Google grant. (Planetizen)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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