A public health epidemiologist disagrees with Ashley Halsey‘s assertion that “few common themes” link the deaths of 6 local pedestrians. Many occurred on wide arterial roads designed for driver speed and not pedestrian safety. (Post, Tina) (Tip: Tina)
The developers of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site are starting over from scratch, but will be moving fast, with a planning “salon” today, another next week, and the next community meeting just two weeks from now. (Housing Complex)
DC office rents are number one
While midtown Manhattan still commands higher office rents, DC’s average has surpassed New York’s, making it the most expensive office market in the nation. Experts cite government growth as the reason for the steady increase but foresee a leveling off. (Post)
Degrees separate inner, outer suburbs
Many of the life science, physics, and engineering jobs are located in the outer suburbs. 2009 Census data show that residents with such degrees tend to cluster outside the Beltway, whereas residents with degrees in soft sciences, law, and the liberal arts tend to cluster inside the Beltway. (Post, Eric Fidler)
Nominate a great public servant
Know a really great DC government employee? The GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadeship and Cafritz Foundation want your nominations for a $7,500 award they will give to five outstanding DC employees (not including department heads or deputies, or principals or teachers).