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This week, join the discourse in Alexandria about Eisenhower West and learn about safe commutes to school. Looking ahead, don’t miss a presentation of new ideas for Buzzard Point and don’t forget to register for Transportation Camp 2015.

Safe routes to school: A safe commute to school is an integral part of any community. With missing pedestrian infrastructure, safe school commutes in suburban areas can be especially difficult. This Tuesday, December 9, the Action Committee for Transit’s monthly meeting will welcome Bill Sadler, Regional Policy Manager of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, to discuss “Safe Walks to School in the Suburbs.” The event is 7:30-9:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Place.

Eisenhower West meeting: In Alexandria, a major redevelopment of Eisenhower West is planned for the coming year. The Eisenhower West Plan is currently open for public comment. Come make your opinion heard at the fourth community meeting tonight (Monday), December 7, 7-9 pm at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street.

Urban communities inspired by nature: connecting people and the planet: On Thursday, December 11 at 4:30pm on the second floor of 1250 24th St NW, the World Wildlife fund is hosting Tim Beatley for an event on his Biophilic Cities Network and his newest book, Blue Urbanism, which looks at the connections between cities and oceans.

CityVision final presentation: Sometimes young minds come up with the most innovative solutions. This fall, students of the CityVision program at the National Building Museum have been working hard to research and propose ideas for active gathering spaces at Buzzard Point. Join these students for the final presentation next week on Thursday, December 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at 401 F Street NW.

Transportation Camp: Reminder to all transportation nerds: Make sure to register for the 4th Annual Transportation Camp Washington DC coming up on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Transportation Camp is a daylong event that is meant to explore the intersection of urban transportation and technology and will precede the Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting. George Mason University School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, at Founders Hall will host.