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This edition of PAS QuickNotes discusses the importance of greater access to drinking water and provides recommendations on how to undertake a successful initiative in your community.
About the Author
Nicholas Kushner, AICP
Nick Kushner, AICP, is a Community Planner with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Project Manager for DPR’s 20-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Ready2Play. Prior to coming to DPR, Nick worked with the DC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services on Age-Friendly-DC, a citywide plan to make DC accommodating for all-ages. Nick was also a Capital City Fellow with the DC Department of Energy and Environment, where he worked on the city’s long-range sustainability plan, Sustainable DC. Nick has also worked on the development of the District's Comprehensive Plan and Resilience Strategy as well as numerous neighborhood planning efforts. Prior to joining DC Government, Nick interned with APA’s Planning and Community Health division where he co-authored the report, Healthy Plan Making. Nick has presented at numerous national and international conferences in the fields of planning, public health, aging, and resilience. Nick has a BA from the University of Minnesota and a Dual Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Public and International Affairs from Virginia Tech.