Considering the Consequences: Alexandria’s Population Density

On April 26, Agenda Alexandria will host a panel discussion focused on the consequences of population density of Alexandria.

Alexandria, VA – On April 26, Agenda Alexandria will host a panel discussion focused on the consequences of population density of Alexandria.

Alexandria is the most population-dense jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia and among the top 15 in the United States. The city has added more than 20,000 residents since 2010. Our current population is about 160,000.

The panel will explore question to include:

· How did Alexandria come to be so dense? What is the Master Plan and what role does it play?

· What is the City’s current vision for adding to density?

· Is there a limit, and if so, what is it?

· What are the impacts of adding density on City and school finances, public services, traffic, infrastructure, and quality of life?

· Are increases in density inevitable or does the City have tools to manage development?

· How important are the sentiments of neighborhoods and residents near new development in making balanced decisions?

Karl W. Moritz, planning director for the City of Alexandra

Karl W. Moritz, planning director for the City of Alexandria, will anchor the panel. Additional panelists will be announced. The panel discussion will take place April 26 at 6:30 p.m. For more information and to register, go to www.eventbrite.com and search for Agenda Alexandria.

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1 COMMENT

  1. The bulk of U.S. population growth is now driven by legal and illegal immigration, and those sources supply most of the three million people who are added to our population each year. Without mass immigration, the U.S. population would have stabilized. No discussion of population growth should ignore this reality, because no amount of “Smart Growth” will ultimately be able to keep up with it. Instead, the current administration is throwing our borders open again, promoting amnesties, and otherwise enabling policies that will mushroom our numbers even further. This is ironic, since it coincides with endless prattle about the damage that human growth is doing to the North American and global ecosystems.

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