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

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
  • Agenda

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

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