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Planning Washington Capital and Community Exhibit logo

Exhibit Dates: June 6 – September 1, 2024
Exhibit Location: MLK Library, Floor 1, East (Popular Library)

About the Exhibit

Planning Washington: Capital and Community is a historical exhibition commemorating the centennial of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) in 2024. NCPC’s 100-year anniversary offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the agency’s history, examine the evolution of planning in Washington, DC and the region, acknowledge inequities created by past planning practices, and consider lessons learned to inform planning today and into the future. Through this exhibit and other initiatives, NCPC will share stories about people, events, and issues that have shaped this region, as well as engage diverse audiences on the role of planning in the context of equity, power, and decision-making.

Visit NCPC's website for more information on its Centennial.



Related Events

The Legacy of Federal Planning in the Nation’s Capital: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 6, 6:00 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, New Books (First Floor, East)

Held in conjunction with the opening of its centennial exhibition in the MLK Library (First Floor, East), regional experts will examine the evolution of federal planning in the region in the context of equity, power, and decision-making. Please join us for a probing panel conversation on NCPC’s role in shaping Washington and how the lessons of our past can inform planning for a resilient and equitable region.

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