Saturday, January 24, 2015

Catching Up with the Forest Hills Connection

Our friends at the Forest Hills Connection have graciously featured CAUSES and UDC over the last month. Catch up below:

How UDC architecture students envision Van Ness
Students from the CAUSES Department of Urban Architecture and Community Planning have been participating in the Van Ness Vision effort. Continue reading to read about their ideas and view some of their designs:
UDC students in Dixon’s class are not your typical architecture graduate students. They bring a wealth of work and life experiences to their urban design pursuits and are fortunate to have Professor Dixon as their teacher. read more

Mayor Bowser gets advice on making UDC blossom
Two of our Van Ness neighbors, Carol Stoel and David Bardin, recently advocated on behalf of UDC and CAUSES before DC's newly elected Mayor:
Stoel tells the committee she has had the opportunity recently to look closely at three degree programs in particular, and she is impressed at what she’s found. At UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, at JAZZAlive and the music programs and archives, and at the Division of Urban Architecture and Community Planning: “Thriving centers of strong intellectual and creative vitality with outstanding faculty and leadership and would fit in at many land grant universities.” read more

Composting 101 in DC
FHC Editor Marlene Berlin writes:
I made a trip out to UDC’s Muirkirk Farm in Beltsville, Maryland last June for a tour led by Sabine O’Hara, Dean of UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences, or CAUSES. Part of this tour included a large cleared area for leaf composting. Dean O’Hara mentioned that she hopes in the future to have a facility that can handle DC leaves and provide quality compost to DC residents. Leslie Malone, head of communications and marketing for CAUSES, yesterday provided some great information on the District’s composting program. Here’s more, on the benefits of composting. read more

Thanks for your support Forest Hills Connection. Here's to another great year!

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