Monday, August 3, 2009

Columbia Heights a "great green place"

Pretty neat video from the National Building Museum, it's DC Office of Planning head Harriet Tregoning talking about planning in Columbia Heights. Check it out.

Great Green Places: Columbia Heights from National Building Museum on Vimeo.

Here's more on the video.


jm said...

to be sure. that is an adorable video and c.heights is totally awesome, but apparently the only thing that makes the DCUSA mall "one of the greenest shopping centers in the country" is that people don't have to leave the hood to go shopping. i also hadn't realized that buildings could be called "green" just because they're tall.

Andrew said...

Yeah, it's a little bit of a stretch. You could argue they're greener than say the burbs because you can have mass transit and fewer services like sewer and stuff, but on the other hand the neighborhood wouldn't be the best spot for suburban style development anyway.

Anonymous said...

I didn't even bother to watch the video considering I know that C.Heights is only about 7% green space (literally). Also, can you imagine how much run off is coming off of 500,000 sq.ft of solid roof top. DC USA, you disappoint me.