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Our calendar doesn't have very many events this week, but mark your planners for a GGWash “fireside chat” next Friday at noon about how government can take better risks. Is there a great urbanist event going on this week that we don't know about? Let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, December 5

Protected bike lanes to connect the Mall and Dupont Circle: The District Department of Transportation could install protected bicycle lanes on 20th, 21st, or 22nd Street NW to improve north-south connectivity between the National Mall and Dupont Circle. Attend the meeting to get more information and provide feedback on designs from 6-8 pm at West End Neighborhood Library Meeting Room, 2301 L St NW.

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Monday, December 10

There are no neutral built environments: Join Sarah Williams Goldhagen, author of Welcome to Your World, as she discusses how recent advances in neuroscience and environmental psychology show that built environments either positively or negatively impact people's daily lives, and are an issue of social justice and public health. The event, held at the National Building Museum from 6:30 pm–8 pm at 401 F St NW, costs $20 for non-members. Get your ticket here.

Friday, December 10

How can government take better risks?: There are a lot of factors that incentivize government agencies to be risk-averse, but sometimes innovative thinking and smart risk-taking can help officials better serve their constituents. Join Greater Greater Washington for a “fireside chat” between Jeff Tumlin and George Hawkins, moderated by Harriet Tregoning, at 12 pm at WeWork 80 M, 80 M St SE. Tickets are $10 and free for GGWash Neighborhood members.

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