In February 2014, Washington, DC's financially ailing Corcoran Gallery of Art and its College of Art + Design were absorbed by the National Gallery of Art and The George Washington University, respectively. This article describes the Corcoran Library's transformation into an art and design...
In the 1930s the Washington, DC African American
community was concentrated in the heart of the city. During the second half of the 20th century DC’s African
American population migrated rapidly eastward, including
beyond the city’s boundaries into Maryland. Now, eight
decades later, the African...
Amazon’s search for its second headquarters home has led
cities across the country to lay out what many contend are
extravagant incentive packages. How big are these incentive
packages? And how much of economic development
inducements are run though the particularly opaque tax
code? In this...
A thesis submitted to the School of Government and Business Administration of the George Washington University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 1974.
Excerpt from introduction:
The transition of an inner city neighborhood from...
When Tony Williams became mayor of the District of Columbia in 1999, the city
faced stark economic, demographic, and geographic divisions. Neighborhoods
in the upper Northwestern quadrant, on Capitol Hill, and those adjacent to the
Montgomery and Prince George’s County borders had stable...