Visualizing greater Washington. Image by Ted Eytan licensed under Creative Commons.

Come see “a show & tell of bus-related apps and data visualizations” at Bus Hack Night III, happening Tuesday at 6 pm at the WMATA HQ Jackson Graham Building (600 5th St NW). Nerd out to your heart's content about “visualizing bus speeds with TransitFlow,” “personalized bus map[s] on Glitch,” a “Google Assistant for WMATA” and a “Tableau dashboard for DDOT electric buses!” Visit here for more details.

Celebrate our 11th birthday! Join Greater Greater Washington staff, volunteers, and friends on Thursday, March 14 from 6:30 to 9 pm at 2011 Crystal Drive in Arlington as we celebrate 11 years of news, advocacy, and community engagement. This event marks the end of our 2019 Member Drive. Will you support us by joining the GGWash Neighborhood? All Neighbors and donors receive a ticket to the party, which features special guest Christian Dorsey, Chair of the Arlington County Board and Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Get tickets here!

You can attend this event, and others throughout the year, for FREE when you join the GGWash Neighborhood, or make a one-time donation to attend.

Other events from around the region:

Tuesday, February 26

Hear ye, hear ye: Air any concerns or praise you have for the Department of Housing and Community Development and/or the Housing Production Trust Fund to their management and councilmembers with oversight. Have your say and hear others' perspectives starting at 11 am in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Anyone who wishes to testify should contact Oscar Montiel to sign up.

“Let's talk rent control”: The Rental Accommodations Division (RAD) of the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) wants “property owners, leasing agents, property managers—as well as prospective and current tenants” to know that “rent control law not only sets limits on the amount and frequency of rent increases [but] also has a host of rules that housing providers must follow—and tenants should understand to best protect their rights.” Woah, dude, check out this RAD meeting from 12 to 2 pm at the Department of Housing and Community Development (1800 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE).

Meet Black Urbanist[s]: Kristen Jeffers invites you to meet her “growing The Black Urbanist team for the first of her monthly happy hours in DC at Smith Commons” (1245 H Street NE). Discuss support for “The Black Urbanist Patreon [and] talk about how our region could be better.” Come by anytime from 6 to 9 pm.

Live a little more around Rock Creek, Far West edition: From 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Palisades Neighborhood Library (4901 V St NW), hear from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) about its Rock Creek Far West Livability Study “to enhance the community quality of life through improvements to transportation safety and connections to destinations for all modes. At the first public workshop, DDOT will introduce the project, share data collected from existing resources, and provide opportunities for participants to share ideas.”

DDOT notes that “the study area is in the District's northwest quadrant and is bound by Massachusetts Avenue, Whitehaven Street, Whitehaven Parkway, Archbold Parkway, Foundry Branch Valley Park, the Potomac River, and the DC/Maryland border” and that “a map of the study area can be found on the project website –”

Thursday, February 28

Plan to be in the zone: Air any concerns or praise you have for the Office of Planning, the Office of Zoning, and the University of the District of Columbia to their management and councilmembers with oversight. Have your say and hear others' perspectives starting at 10 am in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Anyone who wishes to testify should email or call 202-724-8196.

Cheers with the Chair about affordable housing: Anyone “who wants to learn more about housing affordability in our community” is invited to join Christian Dorsey, Arlington County Board Chair, “for (free!) drinks, networking, and an informal conversation about affordable housing.” You can find the Chair at the Alliance for Housing Solutions (3001 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 200, Arlington, VA) from 5:30 to 7 pm. Get more information here.

Saturday, March 2

Celebrate black history beyond February: At 9:30 am at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site's Visitor Center (1411 W Street SE), “join local reporter and historian John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present.” Muller will “blend historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics… exploring our city’s most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout.” Get your $20 ticket here. You can also take this tour on Saturday March 9 at 9:30 am or at 11:30 am, or on Sunday March 17 at 9:30 am.

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Jeb Stenhouse is a clean energy economist who wants to help everyone enjoy livable, walkable public places, and to reach them by as many clean transportation options as possible.  He studied in Montpellier, France and still marvels at the quality of life in its car-free downtown (and the 15 pounds he lost roaming its charming streets).  Between adventures, Jeb lives with his husband in Adams Morgan.