The keys to revitalizing Washington D.C.’s Columbia Heights

Special thanks to Kaid Benfield for pointing out this great video on Washington D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood that is revitalizing itself in a green way. The revitalization efforts are focusing on the following key elements: landscape, streetscape, transit options and mixed uses, and sense of place.

Some places are building great cities and great neighborhoods, are we?

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.