Yesterday, the Census released detailed population counts for the District of Columbia. That means elected leaders will start debating how to redraw DC’s wards. You, too, can get involved and do it yourself using our new “Redistricting Game” at

Ward 2 needs to shrink and Wards 7 and 8 need to grow. Each ward has to end up within 5% of the average. What’s your idea?

Once you’re done, the Redistricting Game changes the URL in your address bar to one that you can use to share your map with others, and also provides a widget to email, share, tweet, etc. your map. Post your thoughts, and your links to your maps, in the comments for discussion.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.