The third and final Zoom discussion on HCCDC’s “Planning Our Future” series, held on June 9, is now available on YouTube. The discussion about the affordable housing crisis facing Washington DC — and in particular Ward 3 — featured experts on all sides of the issue examining proffered solutions to the affording housing needs in our community.
The panel focused on the the 2019 report “Creating Housing Affordability West of Rock Creek Park,” organized by the Urban Land Institute and sponsored by the Office of the Mayor.
Panelist were Prof. Uwe Brandes, director of the Global Cities Initiative at Georgetown University, moderator; presenter Philip Payne, co-founder and chairman of the Loftus Campaign, Charlotte, NC, and chairman of the 2019 ULI panel report; and two respondents — Ellen McCarthy, principal at the Urban Partnership LLC and former DC director of planning, and Peter Gosselin, ANC commissioner for ANC 3/4G
If you missed the first event in this series, “Re-Imagining Washington, circa 1900,” featuring historian Tom Lewis on April 28, watch a recording of it here. Lewis, who is emeritus professor at Skidmore College, wrote the acclaimed 2015 book, Washington: A History of Our National City, which Ken Burns called “a vivid example of the best kind of history.”
The second Webinar in the series on May 19 featured Neil Flanagan discussing the mechanisms that shaped the segregated neighborhoods in Washington, DC. A recording of that webinar can be accessed here.