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If you are searching for ways to give during the current crisis, be sure to visit the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for a list of Arlington Nonprofit Organizations & Associations to help at https://web.arlingtonchamber.org/Nonprofit-Organizations-Associations.
Arlington Economic Development (AED) is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community, and the creation of exciting, diverse and amenity-rich places.
Due to the current situation, the Cherry Blossom Festival has been canceled. While staying at home is encouraged, it is also encouraged to go for walks as a family. For this, Walk Arlington has created a self-guided walking tour of Arlington cherry blossoms in the neighborhoods of Ballston and Cherrydale.
The Arlington Transportation Partners recently released their list of "Commercial Champions" for 2019 which, as the website states, "provides community recognition and rewards to businesses, multi-family residential communities, commercial properties and schools in Arlington County."
From their website: "Arlington's Car-Free Diet is the easy, fun way to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle. Each time you leave your car at home – choosing instead to ride transit, bike, walk, car/vanpool or telework – you can save money, improve your health and clean our environment."
Curbed.com, a website detailing neighborhoods and cities, recently published an article on "Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success."
In the article, the author references a new report from Foot Traffic Ahead on the impact of walkable urbanism on U.S. real estate, and that "...On nearly every metric, walkable developments perform better for their citizens, especially economically... On nearly every level, the analysis shows the benefits of denser, human-scale development. High walkability often correlates to improved social mobility."