May Meeting Recap

May LAIGW Meeting Recap – Tour of Union Market District On May 17, about 25 LAIGW members attended a walking tour and happy hour at the Union Market District in DC.  The tour began with a presentation on the history and development of the Market by Bill

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April Meeting Recap

How New Developments at Reston Station and Reston Row are Redefining the Suburbs Featuring: Greg Luongo, AIA, HKS Approximately 50 members and guests attended the meeting on April 26. Greg Luongo provided a detailed overview of the new development at the Reston Silver Line Metro station.  He

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March Meeting Recap

On March 22, over 50 members were presented with a thoughtful analysis about Transportations Role in Placemaking by Rob Scheisel from Gorove Slade.  Rob described how transportation engineers and planners have, for decades, engaged in Place-Breaking by having goals for their projects that prioritize moving traffic though

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LAIGW Welcomes Four New Members in February

At the meeting on February 23, LAIGW members were introduced to four new individuals joining the Chapter.  They are Jason Sartori, Dawn Eve Jourdan, Mitra Pedeeom, and Steve Wilson.  Learn more about them below. Don’t forget, the Board will consider new member nominations throughout the year.  All

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Recap of 2/23 Meeting – Creative Placemaking

Click here to download the Presentation Program Description Juanita Hardy, an expert in creative placemaking, discussed what creative placemaking is and give examples of projects where this process has been used to create a distinctive sense of place in real estate development. Real estate development can be

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Welcome the new LAIGW Board Members for 2024

The LAIGW members in attendance at the December meeting ratified a slate of new Board members.  These members assumed their positions in January.  They are: President………….Jody Kline Executive Vice President……AnitaMorrison Treasurer……………GarnerChandler (new) Secretary……………Jeff Domber VP for Programs………Rosalyn Doggett VP forMembership……Ellen McCarthy (new) VP for Awards…………Kathy Reilly (new)

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Recap of January LAIGW meeting

Michelle Chang from Hilco gave an interesting presentation about the redevelopment of the existing power plant in Alexandria.  She discussed issues including master planning, demolition, remediation and development of a new mixed use community. Click here to see the power point from the presentation: 2024.01.26 LAI presentation

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December 15, 2023 Meeting Recap

LAIGW’s December 15 meeting included panel on the subject of Affordable Housing Finance: Overcoming the Impossible.  The presentation  brought three different perspectives and one bottom line – there is a continuing need for individuals in lower income brackets to have opportunities to live in clean, safe and

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