Public Forum: The Next 100 Years An Initiative for a Mall Conservancy

Dear Coalition Friends:

We are pleased to invite you, and all others who wish to play a part in the planning future for the National Mall, to our open public forum on January 28th. We hope to see you there.

The National Mall: The Next 100 Years: An Initiative for a Mall Conservancy

Wednesday, January 28th
6:00PM – 8:00PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW
Room 113 (First Floor)
The George Washington University

Onsite parking in university garages is available

Panelists include:

Doug Blonsky, COO of the Central Park Conservancy
Amy Meyer, Co-Chair, People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Regina Peruggi, President of the Central Park Conservancy
William J. Whalen, Former Director of the National Park Service
Moderated by Raymond Gastil of the Van Alen Institute

Forum Description

The National Mall needs an updated vision and plan for the next 100 years. The 1791 L’Enfant Plan envisioned the Mall’s vast public space and majestic vistas as an expression of the new nation’s identity and founding ideals. One hundred years later, the McMillan Plan renewed, modernized, and enlarged that vision. The Initiative for a Mall Conservancy will explore the conservancy idea as a way to coordinate and implement a vision for the 21st Century. Representatives of experienced conservancies from across the country will join us to discuss how to unite the many stakeholders of the Mall in the planning process, how to achieve the goal of a new vision of the Mall, and whether the conservancy model fits the National Mall and its future.

Contact Information

To learn more about the panelists, read the evening’s agenda, or find out more about the ideas behind the forum, please call 301-340-3938.

Forum Sponsors

The George Washington University’s Center for Urban Environmental Research
The Committee of 100 on the Federal City
The National Coalition to Save Our Mall
The Van Alen Institute




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