Capital Region Blueprint for Regional Mobility by Greater Washington Partnership
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EDT
Silver Spring, MD, United States
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Ensuring a seamless, efficient transportation connections is critical to an efficient, productive and prosperous regional economy—it expands our options for employment and housing; it enables the global connection of people, ideas and innovation; and it shapes our quality of life. The Greater Washington Partnership, a civic alliance of the leading employers of the Capital Region of Baltimore Washington, and Richmond, spent 16 months collaborating with public and private sector leaders to put forth solutions for our region's most pressing transportation challenges. The result? The Capital Region Blueprint for Regional Mobility, a first-of-its-kind, CEO-driven strategy that presents a consensus, yet ambitious approach for the region’s leaders to prioritize smart investments and policies in transportation infrastructure and mobility. This unified strategy binds the Capital Region from Richmond to Baltimore while increasing options to access destinations and opportunity for everyone.
The event is free and open to the public and planning professionals. The presentation, which will include question-and-answer discussions, will be held at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD).
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This event is part of a three-part Winter Speaker Series, "Imagine the Future of Montgomery County," sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Department, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, to be held in January, February and March 2019, that will focus on the upcoming General Plan update and the broad trends and challenges facing the county in the next 20-30 years.
The General Plan of Wedges and Corridors, first adopted by the M-NCPPC in 1964, has been revised and amended numerous times through local area master plans and countywide functional plans. Its core concepts of wedge-shaped areas of land situated between major road corridors connecting different communities have shaped the county for the past 54 years. This simple, pioneering idea has endured, but needs an update given the recent demographic, cultural, economic and technological changes in the county and the region.
The 2019 Winter Speakers Series will offer lessons from other jurisdictions in the DC region that have updated such comprehensive plans and address issues such as resiliency, mobility and equity that will influence Montgomery County’s General Plan update.
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