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Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein expends some ink saying if it weren't for Prince George's County's "high crime rates, inferior schools, rampant corruption and sheer ineptitude on the part of local officials", significant development, like what's seen in Arlington and Montgomery Counties, would have already happened. Since DC and its immediate neighbors have already reached their geographical limits, the only places left for growth are inner neighborhoods that were once overlooked. Imagine in 2020 walking the sidewalks in Suitland and drinking overpriced espresso while a group of hipsters flash mob to whatever music is raging in 8 years. It could happen. Just think of how Columbia Heights or Capitol Hill has changed in less than a decade. [WaPo]

--George Perkins