Planning Areas

To shape more livable and prosperous communities, a key focus of the Region Forward Vision, the Council of Governments promotes regional cooperation on planning, the economy, and housing options for all residents. COG informs area decision-makers with population, employment, and housing forecasts, and shares best practices and data on affordable housing and homelessness. COG proposes strategies to support sound land use and high-quality development in Activity Centers—the locations that can best accommodate the region’s growth. COG and its members also coordinate on public health and child welfare programs.

News & Multimedia

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    Wednesday's Child

    March 8, 2016

    Wednesday's Child children for adoption

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    Heart of COG: Jennifer Schitter

    November 4, 2015

    Improving the region’s readiness and response to communicable diseases as well as addressing other public health concerns requires close coordination among area...

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    Conference Addresses Latino Health Disparities, Policy Impacts

    October 8, 2015

    COG partnered with Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University and the Regional Primary Care Coalition...

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    Officials Discuss Legacy of Olympic Bid

    September 14, 2015

    Public and private sector leaders developed a vision for hosting the 2024 Olympics in metropolitan Washington that would focus on and enhance regional assets...

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    Retreat Panel: Ending Homelessness is a Difficult-Not Impossible-Task

    August 13, 2015

    Laura Zeilinger, Director of the Department of Human Services for the District of Columbia, led discussion on homelessness with area officials gathered for the...

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