Building like this is our biggest environmental problem, Baca argues. Aerial view of the sprawling city of Los Angeles stock photo from TierneyMJ/Shutterstock.

The Democrats’ Green New Deal proposal fails to address “the most crucial environmental, economic, and racial justice issue of all: where we live,” Alex Baca, GGWash Editorial Board member and engagement director at the Coalition for Smarter Growth, writes in an article for Slate.

Do you have questions about the implications for the Green New Deal on land use, housing, and transportation policy? Do you have ideas about how politicians could better address the environmental impact of sprawl?

Join Alex Baca for a conversation about her article and the broader implications of environmentalism and urbanism on our GGWash Neighborhood Q&A on February 13 at 11 am.

The Q&A Conference Call is normally a benefit for GGWash Advocates and Leaders. But to celebrate our birthday fundraising drive, we’re opening this conversation to all GGWash Neighbors. Join today and you’ll get the details to join the call on Wednesday, February 13 at 11 am.

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It’s our birthday! Will you donate to help us start 2019 off strong?
This month, GGWash is celebrating 11 years of bringing you news and insights relating to urbanism in the region. We need your contribution to keep our work going.

Won’t you be our Neighbor?
Our new membership program, the GGWash Neighborhood, provides new ways for you to connect with the GGWash community while providing important funding for our work. Membership starts at $5/month. Join today!

Can’t join? You can still get us a gift!
If you find Greater Greater Washington a valuable resource and/or enjoy the community we have created here, please contribute whatever you can afford or think is a fair value for what GGWash means to you.

Celebrate with us!
We look forward to closing our fundraising drive with a 11th Birthday Party on March 14 at 6:30 pm in Crystal City. All members and anyone who donates this month will get a ticket to join the celebration!

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Jane Fiegen Green is the Development Director at Greater Greater Washington. With a PhD in history and a background in association management for a scholarly society of historians, she works to bring sustainable revenue streams to support GGWash’s news and advocacy. She lives in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington with her husband and son.