October 23, 2017 Half a century ago, entire blocks of King Street were demolished and replaced with modern buildings. What’s the legacy of urban renewal, and how does it influence today’s approach to preserving history and developing the […]
November 27, 2017 Q&A Continued » Alexandria is rich town in so many ways. The median household income and home price exceed most of the country, but for decades it was hard for many in the community and […]
January 22, 2018 In the spirit of “disruption”, please note ONE TIME change in location to Alexandria Renew Enterprises, 1800 Limerick St., 6th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314. | Google map » A new generation of entrepreneurs is transforming […]
February 26, 2018 Our February program focuses on Alexandria connections to Lives Bound Together, an exhibit at Mount Vernon which began in October 2016 and will run through September 2018. Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, helps […]
September 26, 2016 Will the MGM casino be good for Alexandria? What are the odds? Gambling on the Future:  What will Maryland’s Casino Mean for Alexandria? The new MGM casino is set to open in just a few weeks, attracting […]
October 24, 2016 What are the impacts of Small Area Plans? What would your Alexandria neighborhood be without one? City planners and concerned citizens discuss how Alexandria grows and still stays “Alexandria.” Alexandria expends considerable taxpayer dollars as […]
November 28, 2016 How do veterans fit into Alexandria? Who are they, what are they looking for, and how can we help them integrate with the community? Four veterans speak of their experience and talk about where the […]
January 23, 2017 Are local elections affected by national issues? Do we have a representative government? Agenda:Alexandria presents a discussion of the City’s election system. Have election changes resulted in a representative government for Alexandria? What effect does […]
March 27, 2017 For aesthetic, nostalgic, and economic reasons, many in Alexandria became concerned about a year ago when several well-known and long-lived Alexandria businesses closed their doors for good. Fortunately, the startling vacancy signs were not up […]
NSF HQ with Metro passing by in Alexandria
April 24, 2017 Photo courtesy: National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is coming to town.  What does the NSF need and desire from the City for it to succeed?  What tax breaks were given to attract […]