Monthly Archives: July 2012

No Region Is An Island

Allen Roberts is Vice President of Operations for Cox Communications – Virginia. Picture this: you’re driving on historic Lee Highway, busy, crowded, humming with commuters and commerce across Fairfax County, and as soon as you cross over the Arlington line, its paved, well maintained lanes turn into a dirt road. Would that be efficient? Would it […]

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The 2030 Group: Getting 22 Jurisdictions to Think as One Region

Huong Van is Vice President of First Virginia Community Bank. Roger Lin is Managing Partner at Southern Exposure Homes. Andre Chachere is a Principal at C Six Architecture, LLC. As students of the Real Estate Leadership course in the George Mason University’s Masters of Real Estate Development program, we were tasked with taking on an in depth research project […]

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Too Many Bites at the Apple: Complexity gets in the way of housing approvals

Agnès Artemel is President of Artemel & Associates, Inc., a planning and economic development consulting firm. Lisa Sturtevant is Deputy Director of the George Mason Center for Regional Analysis and Assistant Research Professor at the School of Public Policy. The future prosperity of the Washington region depends critically on the ability to supply sufficient housing—in the […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life

Brett McMahon is President of Miller & Long DC, Inc. Every December, we are treated to a viewing of Frank Capra’s classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Clarence the angel tells George Bailey, “Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” And by the end, […]

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