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Activists plan overnight memorial vigil for D.C. homeless who died in 2018

The vigil will take place downtown from Dec. 20 to 21

The rise of the architect-developer

A closer relationship between architects and developers is unlocking creativity in the built world.

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2018 was the year of the scooter, and Santa Monica was the epicenter

How Santa Monica, the birthplace of dockless electric scooters, is shaping the multi-billion dollar industry.

D.C. to pursue changes to long-term development plan in 2019

Legislators will take up Comprehensive Plan amendments in the coming months

West Coast home prices are primed to drop. Here’s why.

Median listing prices have dropped, sales prices could follow.

Castle-like five-bedroom home in Capitol Hill with historic charm seeks $2.1M

The home boasts modern interior features and a balcony within walking distance of Eastern Market

D.C. Council approves decriminalizing fare evasion in the Metro system

A supermajority votes to lower penalties for jumping turnstiles and boarding buses without paying

11 design Instagram accounts to follow right now

You can never follow enough cool accounts on Instagram, especially those unexpected gems that show you the designed world in fresh ways.

D.C. to invest money from online retail taxes in tax breaks and the arts, not affordable housing

Lawmakers debated which priorities new revenue ought to fund during one of their final meetings of 2018

More public restrooms could come to D.C. under proposed pilot programs

Business incentives and a working group that would identify sites for freestanding facilities are on the table

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The 25 best things to do in Washington, D.C., with kids

From vintage carousels to world-renowned museums, D.C. offers something for every family. We’ve mapped our 25 top picks.

D.C. moves to name block outside NASA HQ ‘Hidden Figures Way’

"These women computers played an integral role in the development of aeronautical and aerospace research"

RVs for sale: Where to buy a camper online

Ready to buy an RV? Here are five websites that help connect sellers with aspiring camper owners.

D.C.’s Long Bridge redevelopment will likely include cyclist and pedestrian access

The plans for the 1904 rail bridge to Virginia take a new turn

Near downtown, light-filled one-bedroom condo with updated kitchen seeks $374K

The building is pet-friendly and has laundry facilities

Developer to break ground on Fannie Mae HQ redevelopment in Northwest on Saturday

The 10-acre site will be transformed into a mixed-use project called "City Ridge"

Neighborhood leaders ask D.C. officials to name Saudi embassy street after Khashoggi

Local elected officials in Northwest approve a resolution about the slain journalist

D.C. receives twice as many applicants for scooter and dockless bike permits for 2019

Twelve companies submitted 16 applications, as compared with six current dockless operators

When towns lose a factory, what comes next?

The GM shutdown in Lordstown, Ohio, underlines why we need a coordinated, national program to help communities disrupted by economic shifts.

Why shrinking U.S. homes may be a boost to homebuyers

Entry-level home construction might finally be on the rise

Renovated four-bedroom on tree-lined block in Chevy Chase lists for $1.2M

The home comes with a fenced backyard and a finished basement

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Curbed D.C. Pocket Guide: Fall 2018

This is the real deal District, not the tourist trap it is sometimes known as.

Can Minneapolis’s radical rezoning be a national model?

Here’s what a plan to tackle climate change, density, and affordability looks like

All the best Black Friday deals on furniture, bedding, and more

Curbed will be tracking the best sales and deals surrounding Black Friday, so keep checking back.

Repairs close Metro’s Yellow Line for two weeks

The transit agency recommends that riders use the Blue Line as an alternative through Dec. 9

A couple embraces nature with a minimalist house in North Carolina

"We tried to create something that felt very sculptural and responded to the scale of the property," says one of the architects of the house.

D.C. takes major step toward decriminalizing Metro fare evasion

But the transit agency opposes the move and critics say it is unclear how civil fines would be enforced

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a point about housing for Congress 

The way we pay for our leaders to live in D.C. is inherently political.

Four-bedroom Stronghold rowhouse with updates and finished basement asks $689K

The home features exposed brick and original hardwood floors

To attract HQ2, D.C. pitched Amazon a taxpayer-funded ‘ambassador,’ one-day permit approvals

The incentives may have totaled more than $1 billion in value, Mayor Bowser’s administration told the company

101 books about where—and how—we live

Urban classics and new favorites to read and give.

After Hurricane Sandy, a couple rebuilds—on 6-foot-tall stilts

"They literally went around with a jigsaw and cut out floors and raised the house without them."

Scooter and bike companies say D.C.’s new rules for dockless vehicles are too restrictive

The companies criticize official limits on fleet sizes and scooter speeds

Why affordable housing is scarce in progressive cities

In Generation Priced Out, activist Randy Shaw shows how policies have pushed up rent and excluded many long-time residents

NoMa gets its first-ever park this Saturday

Say hello to Swampoodle Park. Yes, it’s dog-friendly

Activists to commemorate pedestrians struck and killed by drivers in 2018

The group will hold a memorial walk on 13th Street NW on Thursday

D.C. Council gives final approval to Airbnb regulations

Property owners won’t be able to use secondary homes for short-term rentals under the new rules

‘National Landing’: Yes or no?

Amazon, officials, and developers are using the name to refer to the area around Northern Virginia’s HQ2 site

Building houses that grow with us

We need to design homes for our lives, not our stuff.