How Land Use Policies Impact Housing Opportunity Across the District

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the DC Office of Planning (OP) and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will host experts to discuss how historic federal and local exclusionary and racially discriminatory land use policies created housing segregation and shaped opportunity across the District.

By |2019-12-03T09:03:32-05:00November 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Community leaders to discuss the future of Georgia Avenue NW

JSA's work with community leaders to discuss the future of Georgia Avenue NW in the DC area was recently highlighted in an article in DC Curbed Newsletter. Residents, civic organizations, and small businesses along the Georgia Avenue NW corridor are poised to kick off a long-term planning group that will focus on the southern end [...]

By |2019-11-13T12:54:59-05:00November 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

How should D.C. manage development opposition?

Justice & Sustainability Associates' CEO, Don Edwards, had the pleasure of speaking at Urban Land Institute's annual fall meeting on Friday, September 20, 2019. The conversation focused on one of JSA's most pivotal areas: land use. To create beloved communities for all, people need to be part of the process. Development is not new to [...]

By |2019-09-23T17:17:00-04:00September 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Portland’s Innovation Quadrant Explores A New Approach To Economic Development

Justice & Sustainability Associates is honored to be mentioned in a recent article by EcoDistricts. We are committed to continuing to work with EcoDistricts on the Innovation Quadrant to bring strong economic prosperity and equitable development to the city of Portland.

By |2019-09-19T13:57:07-04:00September 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Closing the Loop on Racial Reconciliation

He felt attacked, and says so, specifically choosing the word to convey his strength of emotion. Yes, he felt personally attacked. But A.W. “Buster” Lewis also felt that R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia–his parish–“as I knew it, was being attacked and that we needed to do something about it.”

By |2019-09-27T21:18:30-04:00March 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

MGE continues to earn trust with community energy plan process

First of all, Madison Gas and Electric’s recent “community workshop” on its proposed Energy 2030 plan for Madison’s future energy needs was truly a community workshop. With some 200 participants from all over the civic spectrum, heavy on community leaders and inclusive as broadly as you want to define it, including critics of the proposal, [...]

By |2019-09-27T20:46:00-04:00April 29th, 2016|MGE, News|0 Comments

Noted National Mediator Shares Thoughts on Madison’s Racial Divide

Recently JSA's CEO was featured in an article by Paul Fanlund, a writer for The Capital Times Mencer Donahue “Don” Edwards is regarded as one of the nation’s foremost mediators, an expert in alternative dispute re