Regional Planning

To achieve more efficient and sustainable development and stronger communities in metropolitan Washington requires collaboration across jurisdictions. COG's Regional Planning and Analysis Program works collaboratively to support local, state, and federal planning activities.  The program is responsible for developing long-range regional planning goals and integrating planning policies around land use, transportation, housing, and the environment.

Regional planning research and implementation activities are guided by Region Forward, the region's comprehensive vision plan. The Regional Planning and Analysis Program leads inter-departmental coordination within COG related to Region Forward and provides support for the Region Forward Coalition, a multi-sector group created by the COG Board of Directors to help the region achieve its goals and targets. 

As needed, the program also provides member governments and officials with updates and analyses on federal government actions that impact the region, including the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) process.  


News & Multimedia

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    Tony Costa and GSA's FedScape team receive COG Regional Partnership Award

    December 20, 2016

    COG honored Tony Costa, the Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and GSA’s FedScape team for their work...

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    Increase in Homelessness Recorded for Metropolitan Washington in 2016

    May 11, 2016

    According to an annual report by COG, there are 12,215 homeless individuals living in the area – a 5 percent increase (or 592 people) from the 2015 count. The...

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    Connecting the Region for Housing Choice and Opportunity

    April 14, 2016

    Jurisdictions large and small will be required by HUD to conduct an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) to support their planning efforts to accommodate future...

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    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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    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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