Resources

Lessons in Leadership 

 

Lessons in Leadership featuring esteemed businesswoman and technologist, Dr. Martine Rothblatt. View the complete interview here: 

LGW’s Future of Greater Washington:

Watch the entire Second Annual Future of Greater Washington here: 

High Performance Smart Cities - Latest thinking on high-performance smart cities, the case for change and building foundations. Read
 
Tomorrow’s city hall – catalysing the digital economy - Digital and big data are shaping how smart cities evolve. Read
 
How smart are smart cities? - It’s time for city government to ask citizens. Read
 
City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE) Research - Government innovation, digital and technology adoption are helping build entrepreneurship and growth in high-performing cities of the world. Read
 
Cities reimagined: Crucibles for Innovation – what can municipal governments do to foster the innovation that digital startups offer?  Read
 
Smart move: Intelligent technologies make their mark on public service – How are intelligent technologies playing a transformative role in enabling public service agencies to meet their key challenges? Read

 

LGW’s Thought Leadership Series on Housing Affordability:

Local resources and strategies for housing production and preservation. Read
 
LGW’s top recommendations for regional leaders to get involved and end the housing crisis. Learn More.
 
In the face of decreases in federal funding on which the Washington area’s economy has historically relied, the region recognizes the need to adopt new models for economic stimulus for long-term stability. To speed this adoption, a group of community leaders led by the 2030 Group and economist Dr. Steve Fuller, has collaborated to create a Roadmap to help Washington, D.C. compete in today’s global economy. Read 
 

Call the Question:  Will the Greater Washington Region Collaborate and Invest to Solve Its Affordable Housing Shortage?

Members of the Greater Washington Housing Leaders Group present the housing affordability data and a paper on potential housing solutions by Rick Cohen. The purpose is to stimulate community and regional leaders to think and act more boldly about strategies to address the formidable affordable housing shortage and to collaborate across state and local jurisdictions to address the crisis. Read 
 
Since June 2014, the Greater Washington Housing Leaders Group – a collection of more than a dozen public and private sector leaders concerned about housing affordability – has been meeting to examine: 1) the nature of the affordable housing shortage in the Greater Washington region; 2) the relationship of housing affordability to economic growth; and 3) strategies to increase affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households in the region.  Learn More
 

Greater Washington Region's Future Housing Needs: 2023

For a regional economy to remain competitive, it is important to understand and address the housing needs of individuals and families at all income levels and determine what steps to take to meet those needs and reduce housing insecurity burdens, especially those faced by low income households. This analysis forecasts the Area Median Income (AMI) of Greater Washington area households, plus the type (single family and multi-family) and tenure (owned and rented) of the housing units they occupy. Read 
 
 
In order to create and preserve the affordable homes needed over the next decade, the region needs additional resources. WRAG has teamed up with Enterprise Community Loan Fund to develop Our Region, Your Investment to bring a new form of capital to support affordable housing in the region. This initiative offers local organizations and stakeholders, like you, to be a part of the solution to the Greater Washington region’s affordable housing crisis through impact investing.  Read 
 
 
WRAG is a membership association comprised of grantmakers in the Greater Washington region – Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, and the District of Columbia. WRAG provides a variety of services to its members to facilitate more effective, strategic, and efficient grantmaking, thereby making the region a better place to live and work. Working alongside its membership, local stakeholders, and regional leaders, WRAG has been championing regional efforts to identify the affordable housing need and address the crisis. Learn More
 
Local leaders want a “regional compact” to focus attention on a looming threat of overpriced housing. Read