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Connecting the Region for Housing Choice and Opportunity

April 14, 2016 | Tags: activity centers, affordable housing, housing, planning, regionalism

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Climate & Energy, Environment

Developing Successful Sustainability Programs: Corporate Leaders Share Best Practices

Pictured from left to right: Susan Kolodziejczyk, Roger Fernandez, Rachel Goldstein, Scott Johnstone, and Alison Taylor U.S. and international corporations are increasingly taking steps to address climate change and sustainability. During the Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee (CEEPC) meeting at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), local officials convened a panel of corporate leaders […]


Future of Metropolitan Washington’s Economy Depends on Regional Collaboration, Focus on Competitive Advantages

Dr. Stephen Fuller of George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis presents findings about the future of the region’s economy to the COG Board of Directors. (Photo credit: Kristi King, WTOP) In recent years, metropolitan Washington’s economy has suffered from the decline in federal spending – the region’s principal economic driver, said Dr. Stephen Fuller, […]

Economy, Housing

Economic Competitiveness and Affordable Housing, Top Priorities for Region Forward Coalition in 2016

Millennial professionals – an important population to the region’s economy – walk outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: Paul Morse for the Heritage Foundation) During its first meeting of the year, the Region Forward Coalition – comprised of local, state and federal government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, and advocates – […]


COG and Consortium of Universities Build Partnerships Between Academic Community and Public Sector

COG Executive Director Chuck Bean, George Washington President Steven Knapp, and Consortium of Universities CEO John Cavanaugh The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (CUWMA) are moving ahead with new efforts to grow the region’s economy, such as a new partnership to develop a regional […]


David Snyder: How Our Region Compares to Other International Cities on Air Quality

We have recently seen news coverage of poor air quality in cities including Beijing, New Delhi, Milan, Paris, and Tehran. Bad air quality has prompted the cities to take a mix of actions to clean the air, including closing schools and businesses and placing limits on driving. This prompts the question, how are we doing […]
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