Help Take Down the Invisible Walls Around Ward 3 – Ward 3 Vision
A long and ugly history of housing and land-use practices and regulations have segregated neighborhoods by race and class in the District, particularly in Ward 3. These ‘invisible walls’ impact us to this day.
The legacy of institutionalized practices of discrimination is our present lack of choices in housing types, limited range of home prices, lack of affordable housing, and limited diversity among the people who live in Ward 3 neighborhoods.
Ward3Vision invites you to join us for a forum to discuss how we got here and what can be done to take down those invisible walls. We will be looking back at that history and ahead to Comprehensive Plan updates, now pending before the DC Council. We’ll examine how updating the Comprehensive Plan is an important step in turning the tide against racism in the District.
Participants include: Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh; Andrew Trueblood and Anita Cozart, DC Office of Planning; Neil Flanagan, architectural designer and researcher, author of “The Battle of Fort Reno”; Dan Reed, urban planner, writer and contributor to Greater Greater Washington; and moderated by Matthew Bell, FAIA, Professor of Architecture, University of Maryland and Principal, Perkins Eastman.