Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Exploratory Community

Washington D.C.

How can DC rebuild itself over the next 35 years to be more beautiful, healthy and equitable? Is it possible to generate all of the power needed by the City in 2050 using rooftop solar generation alone? What is the right scale to provide water to residents, and how resilient is the current water system? In March 2015, the Institute worked with the District Department of the Environment to convene 40 thought leaders, heads of design and engineering firms, and city and federal officials to envision the future of DC in 2050. We also did a deep dive at looking at how to apply the LCC to the Southwest Capital Ecodistrict.