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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  • Emmett Jordan

    Q&A: Emmett Jordan, Mayor, City of Greenbelt

    April 1, 2015

    Emmett V. Jordan is a current member of the Greenbelt City Council, serving as Mayor. In 2009, he became the first African-American councilmember in the city’s...

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    Tim Lovain, Chuck Bean Discuss Regional Growth on News Channel 8

    April 1, 2015

    Alexandria Councilmember Tim Lovain, who serves as Vice Chairman of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, and COG Executive Director Chuck...

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    Updated "Cooperative Forecasts" Will Feed Analyses of 2015 CLRP Update

    March 10, 2015

    Before the Transportation Planning Board votes later this year to approve an annual update to the region's Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP),...

  • News

    Region Forward Coalition Features New Leadership, Theme for 2015

    March 2, 2015

    At its January 23rd meeting, the Region Forward Coalition focused on the future of Region Forward as well as regional economic competitiveness.

  • News

    ULI-COG Seek TAP Program Participants to Strengthen Area Activity Centers

    January 28, 2015

    The Urban Land Institute-Washington and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments are encouraging local governments to apply for a new round of Technical...

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    Annual Homeless Enumeration to be Held Later this Month

    January 14, 2015

    Every year since 2000, COG has helped coordinate and report on the enumeration of the region’s homeless population. In 2014, the region counted 11,946 homeless...

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    2014 Sees Notable Progress in Achieving Regional Transportation Goals

    December 16, 2014

    When it adopted the Regional Transportation Priorities Plan in January, the Transportation Planning Board highlighted a number of key strategies and priorities...

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    Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton

    November 26, 2014

    Metropolitan Washington is home to Activity Centers and engaged local leaders. Hear Rockville, Maryland Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton speak about the vibrancy of...

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