Category Archives: Innovation Updates

Innovation Update: Monroe Street Market

Description of innovation Monroe Street Market has transformed The Catholic University of America’s South Campus into a vibrant, mixed-use community. Art in all its forms of expression is a fundamental part of Monroe Street Market. The “Arts Walk,” a pedestrian-only corridor flanked by two five-story buildings provides 27 ground-floor artist studios at below-market rent and 13,500 square feet of retail. Monroe Street market connects cultures by providing this studio space for artists to make, show, and sell their wares along the Arts Walk, and the Edgewood Arts Complex, which hosts … Read More

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Innovation Update: University of the District of Columbia Student Center

Description of the University of the District of Columbia Student Center The University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Washington’s only public higher education institution, opened its new Student Center in January, 2016. The school’s first new building in 40 years, it acts as a gateway to the campus and source of pride for more than 5,000 students. The Student Center is the centerpiece of a ten-year, campus-wide renovation aimed at establishing the university as a national model of sustainability while raising the school’s profile as a selective four-year university. … Read More

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Innovation Update: Silverline Center

Description of the Silverline Center Silverline Center is a 531,000 square-foot office complex within easy walking distance of the Tysons Corner Metro station in the heart of Northern Virginia’s most dynamic and rapidly growing economic center. Located at the junction of the Capital Beltway and the Dulles Toll Road, the building was originally constructed in 1971 and underwent a major transformation in 2014. Designed by renowned Washington, D.C. architecture firm Hickok Cole, Silverline Center has a gleaming, glass curtain wall façade that provides abundant natural light and complementing airy, white … Read More

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Innovation Update: RainPay

Description of RainPay The Anacostia Waterfront Trust’s RainPay program represents a new, globally-significant model for installing green infrastructure and managing stormwater in the District of Columbia. RainPay helps property developers to easily meet the District’s stormwater management regulations while also helping the District to solve one of its greatest water quality challenges: restoring the health of the Anacostia River. In 2013, the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) strengthened its stormwater management requirements for construction projects, increasing the amount of stormwater that property developers must retain on new construction … Read More

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Innovation Update: TransitScreen

Description of TransitScreen TransitScreen is a global information company based in Washington, DC. The Company’s main product is a TransitScreen software display of local, curated, real-time information for any given location in soon-to-be the world. The software includes all of the relevant arrival information for the bus, rail, bikeshare, careshare, drive times, and Lyft/Uber on one display in a useful, easy-to-use format. While the primarily application is found in 100s of building lobbies, the benefit can be realized on your phone, desktop or projected onto the sidewalk, called SmartWalk. The company … Read More

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Innovation Update: City Design Method Cards

Description: City Design Method Cards is a new suite of print and digital tools for city design from the urban planning tech startup GreaterPlaces. Inspired by their Kickstarter card game making fun of urban planning (Cards Against Urbanity), the team worked with their backers to develop more engaging tools for public participation on cities and community design. Through this interaction, the team of architects and planners also found people want more cards, games, and technology-powered tools, much like interior design has Houzz. Now on Kickstarter until May 14, 2016, the … Read More

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Innovation Update: Create

Description of Create Create is a smart 3D map that makes it easy to visualize properties, project, and real estate data. Property data is disorganized across countless different sources, varying by type, geography, and availability.  Millions of real estate & building industry professionals who work with property information regularly do not have a consolidated resource for reliable property information. There are no industry-specific tools that apply data in the context of a property investment workflow. There is a need for a platform that organizes property data and serves it up … Read More

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