• The Washington region is the fourth-most energy efficient city in the country, according to a study by the Environmental Protection Agency. [WBJ]
• Urban Studies theorist Richard Florida calls Washington a suburb of New York City. Let the outrage begin.
[The Atlantic via Urban Turf]
• “What is your craziest landlord story?” asks neighborhood blog Prince of Petworth. We’re betting many of you have plenty to share, but can you top these? [PoP]
• Here’s a look at the design of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ new headquarters, to be built on Rhode Island Avenue near Scott Circle. [DCMetrocentric]
• Montgomery County’s planning board is slated to approve plans for residential projects in Bethesda and Silver Spring. [DCmud]
• Despite budget cutbacks, the city will spend about $200 million in construction projects, including parks, affordable housing, and recreation centers. [WBJ]
• By now, the story of the building at the corner of 14th and T streets, NW feels epic to us--and we’re not alone. Housing Complex traces the building’s “cycle of death,” with super cute illustrations! [Housing Complex]