About Washington, DC
Taxation without Representation angers DC residents with U.S. Representative (D-DC) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Visitors’ Info
- Explore the history and cultural heritage that Washington, DC neighborhoods offer: https://washington.org/dc-neighborhoods
- Washington, DC is known for its vast collections of art, art history, and cultural heritage. Wander through the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, galleries, and zoo
- The District is the capital of free museums – explore these groundbreaking cultural exhibits. Free Things to Do: Museums in Washington, DC
- With so many museums, moments and memorials, it can be hard to decide where to begin. This guide lists the main (budget-friendly) tourist attractions around Washington, DC: Free Things to Do: Best of Washington, DC
- African American history is essential when visiting Washington, DC. Explore the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, tour abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ house, and stand where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech.”Free Things to Do: African American History and Culture in Washington, DC
- Participate in the 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival
Selected Books on Washington, DC
Asch, C. M., & Musgrove, G. D. (2017). Chocolate Chip: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
Bednar, M. J. (2006). L’Enfant’s Legacy: Public Open Spaces in Washington, D.C. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.
Beemyn, G. (2015). A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C. New York, NY: Routledge.
Gallaher, C. (2016). The Politics of Staying Put: Condo Conversion and Tenant Right-to-Buy in Washington, DC. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
Huron, A. (2018). Carving out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Hyra, D., & Prince, S. (2016). Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC. New York, NY: Routledge.
Lindsey, T. B. (2017). Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
Logan, C. (2017). Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, DC. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Lung-Amam, W. (2018). An Equitable Future for the Washington, DC Region? A ‘Regionalism Light’ Approach to Building Inclusive Neighborhoods. In C. Herbert, J. Spader, J. Molinsky, & S. Reiger (Ed.), A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality (192-203). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Lusane, C. (2011). The Black History of the White House. San Francisco, CA: City Light Books.
Prince, S. (2016). African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.: Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital. London, United Kingdom: Routledge
Walters, R., & Travis, T. C. (2010). Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy. New York, NY: Lexington Books.
Williams, B. (1988). Upscaling Downtown: Stalled Gentrification in Washington, D.C. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Selected Articles on Washington, DC
Ames, D.L., Brown, N.C., Callahan, M.H., Cummings, S.B., Smock, S.M., & Ziegler, J.M. (2016). Rethinking American Urban Policy. Journal of Urban Affairs 14(3-4), 197-216.
Barnes, W. (2010). Governing Cities in the Coming Decade: The Democratic and Regional Disconnects. Public Administration Review 70, 137-144.
Barnes, W., & Mann, B. (2010). Making Local Democracy Work: Municipal Officials’ Views about Public Engagement. National League of Cities, 1-36.
Blumenthal, P. M., McGinty, J.R., & Pendall, R. (2016). Strategies for Increasing Housing Supply in High-Cost Cities: DC Case Study. Urban Institute, 1-35.
Bockman, J. (2018). Removing the Public from Public Housing: Public-private Redevelopment of the Ellen Wilson Dwellings in Washington, DC. Journal of Urban Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2018.1457406
Bratman, E. (2011). Development’s Paradox: Is Washington DC a Third World City?. Third World Quarterly 32(9), 1541-1556.
Brooks, L., & Sinitsyn, M. (2014). Where does the Bucket Leak? Sending Money to the Poor via the Community Development Block Grant Program. Housing Policy Debate 24(2), 119-171.
Buckley, J., Schneider, M., & Shang, Y. (2005). Fix It and They Might Stay: School Facility Quality and Teacher Retention in Washington, D.C. Teachers College Record 107(5), 1107-1123.
Hartung, J. M., & Henig, J. R. (1997). Housing Vouchers and Certificates as a Vehicle for Deconcentrating the Poor: Evidence from the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area. Urban Affairs Review 32(3), 403-419.
Howell, K. L. (2017). “For the Kids”: Children, Safety, and the Depoliticization of Displacement in Washington, DC. Journal of Urban Affairs 40(5), 721-739.
Jackson, J. (2015). The Consequences of Gentrification for Racial Change in Washington, DC. Housing Policy Debate 25(2), 353-373.
Knox, P. L. (1991). The Restless Urban Landscape: Economic and Sociocultural Change and the Transformation of Metropolitan Washington, DC. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 81(2), 181-209.
McGovern, S. J. (1997). Cultural Hegemony as an Impediment to Urban Protest Movements: Grassroots Activism and Downtown Development in Washington, DC. Journal of Urban Affairs 19(4):419-443.
Masek, J.G., Lindsay, F.E., & Goward, S.N. (2000). Dynamics of Urban Growth in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, 1973-1996, from Landsat Observations. International Journal of Remote Sensing 21(18), 3474-3486.
Squires, G. D., Friedman, S., Saidat, C.E. (2002). Experiencing Residential Segregation: A Contemporary Study of Washington, D.C. Urban Affairs Review 38(2), 155-183.
Smith, J., McCarthy, J.D., McPhail, C., & Augustyn, B. (2001). From Protest to Agenda Building: Description Bias in Media Coverage of Protest Events in Washington, D.C. Social Forces 79(4), 1397-1423.
Tsemberis, S., Kent, D., & Respress, C. (2011). Housing Stability and Recovery Among Chronically Homeless persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in Washington, DC. American Journal of Public Health 102(1), 13-16.
Wolman, H., Chadwick, J., Karruz, A., Friedman, J., & Young, G. (2007). Capital Cities and their National Governments: Washington, D.C. in Comparative Perspective. George Washington Institute of Public Policy, 1-31.