Hopscotch crosswalk in Baltimore  Image by Graham Coreil-Allen licensed under Creative Commons.

Wednesday, February 28: Join the Montgomery County Planning Department for the third and final part of their Winter Speaker Series, “The Economic Future of the Suburbs: Infill, Commerce, Placemaking.” The final session focuses on placemaking and will feature Ethan Kent, Senior Vice President of Project for Public Spaces (PPS) in New York City, who has traveled to more than 800 cities and 55 countries to advance the cause of placemaking and public spaces. The session will be held in the Planning Department auditorium (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Friday, March 2: Are you a student, intern, or young professionals with an interest in urban planning or related field? This is the event for you! Join the Sustainable Urban Planning Student Organization (SUPSO) at The George Washington University for a networking happy hour at Bar Deco (717 6th St NW) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

Looking ahead: Don't miss Greater Greater Washington's 10th anniversary party! Join GGWash staff, board, volunteers, and your fellow wonks on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm at the Apollo Apartments (600 H ST NE) to celebrate ten years of coverage and advocacy for smarter urbanism in the Washington metro area. Grab your spot today!

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.