Yuppies de Quebec Discussing Smart Growth Gentrification Facilitation in Washington D.C.

Hi Yupette,

FYI, Chris Zimmerman and the region's Yuppie Smart Growth Elitists invited Quebec's Yuppie Elite to D.C. last Summer to see how Smart Growth Gentrification works inside the Beltway. Here's a link to the press release issued by the Communaute' Metropolitaine de Montreal on June 14th:

Washington DC discusses urban development with Montreal

"Some thirty representatives from the Communaute' metropolitaine de Montreal (CMM) were in Washington DC from June 5 to 7. The theme of the mission was urban development with an emphasis on public transit infrastructure (Transit-Oriented Development, or TOD). The group composed of mayors, municipal councillors and Government of Quebec and municipal representatives was headed by Longueuil Mayor Caroline St-Hillaire.

The purpose of the visit by the CCM representatives was to hold discussions with some of the people behind the introduction of the first generation TOD in the Washington metropolitan area in order to benefit from their experience and learn lessons that could be applied to metropolitan Montreal where the proximity of public transit stations (subways, commuter trains) facilitates sustainable urban development. For example, the CMM representatives witnessed first hand the success of the Arlington (Virginia) suburb, which is known for its smart residential and commercial growth development near the Metrorail stations, and which has earned Arlington County a number of awards."

Peter, 22204