Image by Aimee Custis.

Don't miss the next Greater Greater happy hour with Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) on Tuesday, September 26 from 6 to 8 pm at The Midlands in Park View. Want to join us? RSVP here!

Read on for a book reading, a greener Ivy City, gala to celebrate the Purple Line, a chance to testify in support of better buses, and more!

Today, Monday, September 18: Creating cities that work for everyone means seeing them from different perspectives — literally, says Charles R. Wolfe's latest book, Seeing the Better City. Hear more at a book talk hosted by ULI Washington, CNU DC, NCAC-APA, and Island Press, at 6 pm at 1301 K Street. This is a paid event. 

Today, Monday, September 18: Learn about the more than 130 proposed changes and updates to the Montgomery County Master Plan of Highways and Transitways at a meeting tonight at 7 pm on the first floor of the Rockville Library (21 Maryland Ave) Meet staff and provide comments. 

Wednesday, September 20: The 100,000 Opportunities Hiring Fair is an opportunity for youth 16-24 years old who are not working or in school to interview for a wide variety of positions, or work with coaches to improve their interviewing technique and resumes. The free event runs from 9 am to 3 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Hall C.

Thursday, September 21: Trees and other greenery in an urban environment are great for capturing stormwater runoff. The District Department of Transportation wants to bring trees and green spaces to the Ivy City neighborhood. Head out to a public meeting at 5:30 pm at Central Place NE near Capitol Avenue NE to learn more about the project and weigh in. 

Saturday, September 23: The Action Committee for Transit, along with other advocacy groups, were integral to the successful campaign to build the Purple Line. Join them for a gala in celebration on Saturday, September 23 at 3 pm at 648 Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring. This is a paid event. 

Sunday, September 24: There are tons of great things produced right here in DC! Check out the DC State Fair from 11 am to 8 pm at the Waterfront Station in Southwest DC (375 and 425 M St. SW) for a free showcase of the District’s agricultural and creative talents and a daylong celebration of all things homegrown.

Next Tuesday, September 26: WMATA is planning to change or alter many different bus routes across the region, including the 50 bus route down 14th Street that we successfully advocated for earlier this year. They are holding a public meeting at Metro Headquarters Building (600 Fifth Street NW) where you can weigh in on the changes next Tuesday. The open house begins at 5:30 pm and public comment is from 6 pm to 7 pm. Sign up to testify and make your voice heard for better bus service! 

Claire Jaffe was born in DC and now lives in the U Street area. She is a University of Michigan graduate and currently works at Coalition for Smarter Growth. On her off time, Claire can be found biking the street of DC or exploring the many green spaces throughout the region.