Cooling off by the fountain by JY O’Reilly used with permission.

It’s getting hot out there, and climate change will make cities even more dangerous in coming decades. Greater Greater Washington is partnering with the Urban Land Institute for a panel discuss to learn how the District is finding resilience strategies that can keep vulnerable residents safe and make our region more hospitable as we welcome more people.

Join us on August 8, 6-8 pm at 700 Pennslyvania Avenue SE for a conversation with top practitioners in urban resilience to learn how extreme heat is being mitigated through sustainable design and urban planning, and what work remains to be done. This event is $10 for GGWash members (Neighbors will get the code emailed to them) and $20 for all others.

Other events from around the region:

Tuesday, July 16

Celebrate the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: Come to the District Architecture Center on from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opening reception and lecture on the final years of Frank Lloyd Wright. Debra Pickrel will present from herbook Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954-1959, which documents a dynamic period in the architect’s life and in the history of America’s great metropolis. You’ll also have a chance to view an exhibition explore the design of Frank Lloyd Wrights own residences through reproduction drawings and photographs. The event is free, but registration is required.

Saturday, July 20

Tour the green roof of the future: The Univeristy of the District of Columbia’s College of Agricutlure, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) is opening its 20,000 square foot Green Roof. Come from 10 to 11 am see how it is used for food production, pollinator habitat, and rain capture, and learn about the latest research on plant varieties that could be coming to a roof near you.

Get your hands dirty with the past: Bring the whole family to the 8th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival at Dumbarton house from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be mock-excavations, crafts, and the opportunity to speak with archaeologists about their projects in the Washington region and around the globe. Live music, face painting, and food trucks round out this family-friendly event.

Mark your calendar:

Monday, July 22

Yappy Hour with GGWash: Are you the proud parent of a city dog, or a casual dog admirer? Starting at 6 pm, join us for an all-night yappy hour in Navy Yard’s The Brig located at 1007 8th St. SE. You may come with your furry friend or without.

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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.