Arlington had succeeded in placing Metro stations where it wanted them, and getting a lot of them. But the hard work was just beginning. How should the county plan for development around the stations? How much density should there be, and how far from the station? Arlington worked through these issues in the Arlington Way.

David Alpert created Greater Greater Washington in 2008 and was its executive director until 2020. He formerly worked in tech and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco Bay, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.