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On Reston's 50th Birthday, Founder Recalls Inspiration For New Kind Of Suburb

Reston, Va. turns 50 years old this years year, and the town's 100-year-old founder Robert Simon explains how the community right near Dulles International Airport came to be.

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Shaping the City: Developing the Southwest Waterfront

Kojo sits down with architect Roger Lewis and Monty Hoffman, a lead developer of D.C's ambitious Southwest Waterfront redevelopment project, to talk about the future of the 27-acre site.

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Silver Line Delays Holding Up Tysons Corner Development

Few groups are awaiting the opening of the Silver Line as anxiously as developers in Tysons Corner, Va., where office and rental spaces await an influx of occupants. 

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Ward 8: Will Real Estate Heat Up On The East Side Of The River?

Some people are looking at the more than 1,000 vacant buildings in D.C., many in Ward 8, and how they can be utilized to address the city's growing problem in affordable housing.

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Old Dominion Boat Club Strikes Deal With City Of Alexandria

The boat club will get $5 million and a new spot on Prince Street, and the city will get a public plaza on King Street.
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Compromise Or Fight? Alexandria Boat Club Takes Vote

Alexandria city officials have threatened to seize parking spots from the Old Dominion Boat Club using eminent domain, and now the club's members are voting whether to take a compromise or fight back.

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Shaping The City: Capturing Spirit In Architecture

Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore how design can capture — or completely ignore — the spirit, history and culture of the spaces where we work and live.

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Sen. Mark Warner Leads Proposal To Reform Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

The Virginia Democrat says he wants to change housing finance for the better.
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Shaping The City: Outgoing D.C. Planning Director Harriet Tregoning

As head of D.C.'s Office of Planning through the past two mayoral administrations, Harriet Tregoning has had a hands-on role over city policy. We speak with her about her tenure and what's next for her in a new job within the Obama administration.

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Abandoned D.C: Exploring Lost Spaces

For nearly two decades, Washington D.C. writer and photographer Pablo Maurer has been exploring the forgotten spaces and places society left behind.

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