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All Aboard! Looking at the Purple Line as a Community Development Investment

Bethesda Magazine

NCSG Executive Director, Gerrit Knaap, was quoted in a recent article in Bethesda Magazine on the impacts of the Purple Line beyond transportation.

NCSG at the ACSP Conference

Several NCSG staff are presenting at the ACSP conference in Philadelphia this weekend, 10/30 - 11/2. You can view their papers and presentations here

Fourth Annual Open Planning Tools Group Symposium

Join the National Center for Smart Growth and Montgomery County Planning Department for the country’s leading work-session for scenario planning tool developers, researchers, and high-level users.

Forging a Strategy for Development along the Purple Line

COLLEGE PARK, MD—Officials from the State of Maryland and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties have joined forces with the Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC) and stakeholders to develop a Purple Line Community Compact. The compact will articulate a livability strategy designed to foster vibrant economic and community development for those who live and work along the 16-mile corridor. Leaders from community organizations, civic associations, business and labor associations, and others with a stake in the Purple Line corridor will have an opportunity to help develop the compact through two community workshops this fall.

Do Rail Transit Stations Encourage Neighborhood Retail Activity?

Learn about the result of a recent study by viewing a recording of this webinar from October 8. The presentation is by Jenny Schuetz from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.