HeighteneDConversations: Impacts of Building Heights in Capital Cities

Impacts of Building Heights in Capital Cities

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

7:00 – 9:00 PM | National Archives

Washington’s horizontal skyline is shaped by the Height of Buildings Act of 1910, a federal law which regulates the height of all buildings. But, is this the right policy to guide future growth in the nation’s capital? Join a panel of international experts as they consider the role governments play in managing building height in capital cities and examine strategies to balance city character and economic vitality. AICP CM | 2.0 (pending)

The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Jurgen Bruns-Berentelg | BERLIN/HAMBURG

CEO of HafenCity and former manager of Berlin’s Sony Center

François Dagnaud | PARIS

Mayor of the 19th arrondissement and former deputy mayor

Robert Tavernor | LONDON

Architect, urbanist, and historian involved with key London development sites

John Worthington | LONDON

Principal, DEGW Architects, and Visiting Professor

University of Sheffield


Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning

University of Pennsylvania School of Design

The HeighteneDConversations speaker series is part of the Washington Building Height Study jointly led by NCPC and the District of Columbia Office of Planning.

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National Archives, , William G. McGowan Theater

700 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
Map it |Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

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