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Why Plan for 2050?

Washington, D.C. – Two million more residents, climate change, traffic congestion, global competition, and access to health care. These are just a few of the challenges the metropolitan Washington region will face in the next forty years. Region Forward, a draft report produced by COG’s Greater Washington 2050 Coalition, proposes goals, targets, and a compact agreement for the region’s jurisdictions to work together to address these and other critical issues. COG members, stakeholders, and the public have until November 30, 2009 to comment on the report.


COG has produced a podcast series to serve as a brief overview of Region Forward. Part one of the five-part series features COG’s Executive Director David Robertson who provides an introduction and background information about the report. Parts two through five of the series feature an in-depth look at the four primary sections of the report: Accessibility, Sustainability, Prosperity, and Livability.


The series episodes are in MP3 format and can be downloaded by clicking the links above, or by visiting The COG Podcast Web site or RSS page.


The audio from The COG Podcast is available free of charge for use by media outlets. Please contact COG’s Office of Public Affairs if planning to use any podcast content. For instructions on how to listen and/or subscribe to the podcast series, please see below.


How to listen and/or subscribe to The COG Podcast:


There are three options for listening to the podcasts. One option is to visit The COG Podcast Web site and download individual episodes. A second option is subscribing to the series by visiting the COG Podcast Web site and clicking on the link to “Subscribe to The COG Podcast.” Visitors will then be directed to the Podcast’s RSS feed to which they can subscribe and automatically receive new episodes when they are uploaded. The COG Podcast can also be found on the iTunes Directory, under the “Government & Organizations” category.



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Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
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