Arlington Hosts Diverse, Sustainable Neighborhoods Conference

Published on August 02, 2016

  • Registration open for 17th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference

  • Sept. 29-Oct. 1 gathering at Sheraton Hotel-Pentagon City

  • Register online now through Sept. 5

Arlington County will host the 17th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The conference will bring together hundreds of participants from across the state to learn and share information on creating diverse, sustainable neighborhoods.


  • Statewide conference on creating diverse, sustainable neighborhoods


  • Sept. 29-Oct. 1


  • Sheraton Hotel-Pentagon City, 900 S. Orme St., Arlington, VA, 22204.


  • $75 (including workshops, meals, networking event, welcome reception and related activities, including a Youth Café encouraging 13-to-18-year-olds to engage in civic activities in their communities.

For registration information, visit the Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference website. The deadline for registering is Sept. 5. View the full conference schedule.

Conference highlights

Learn from neighborhood leaders; community activists; local, state and federal government agencies; community-based organizations and public and private sector agencies from across Virginia:

  • Basics of neighborhood organizing for action

  • Planning for change

  • Neighborhood development strategies

  • How to improve civic engagement

  • Creating and sustaining neighborhood business districts

Several workshops and mobile workshops will feature Arlington neighborhoods:

  • Building Small Towns in the Big City: The Lee Highway Corridor

  • Preserving Communities and Architecture in Post War Suburbs

  • Arlington's Neighborhood Conservation Program

  • A BID's Role in Transforming a Thriving Commercial District into a Mixed Use Urban Center

  • A Tale of Two Corridors (Mobile Workshop)

  • The 3Rs: Reimagine, Revitalize, and Rebirth!!! (Mobile Workshop)

  • Bike Arlington — Exploring Arlington's Bike Lanes (Mobile Workshop)