8:30 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Past Event

The Future of the Core of the Washington D.C. Region

Thursday, June 14, 2001

8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The District of Columbia has recovered from its financial crisis, its downtown is being transformed, and substantial neighborhood development is underway. But the city—and many of its older suburbs—still face major challenges in revitalizing commercial and residential areas in economic and physical decline. At this Forum, city and regional leaders will engage in a dialogue about the economic future of the core of this rapidly developing region—both inside and outside the District line—and how best to ensure the health and vitality of that core.

8:00-8:30 Coffee and continental breakfast
8:30-8:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Michael Rogers, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments,

Michael Daniels, Sector Vice President, SAIC and Co-Chair, Potomac Conference, and

Bruce Katz, Director, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, Brookings Institution

8:40-8:50 Overview of the District’s Recovery

Linda Cropp, Chair of the Council of the District of Columbia

8:50-9:20 The District’s Economic Future and Its Implications for the Region

Alice M. Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and

Carol O’Cleireacain, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

9:20-9:50 The District’s Current Development Plans

Andrew Altman, Director, D.C. Office of Planning, and

Lloyd Smith, Chair, National Capital Revitalization Corporation

9:50-10:10 Audience Question & Answer Session
10:10-11:30 Revitalizing the Core through Regional Collaboration
Anthony Williams, Mayor, Washington, D.C.
Douglas Duncan, Montgomery County Executive
Katherine Hanley, Chair, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Moderator: John Tydings, President, Greater Washington Board of Trade

11:30-11:45 Audience Question & Answer Session
11:45-12:00 Closing Remarks

John Tydings, President, Greater Washington Board of Trade