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LearningTimes Sponsors National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds

LearningTimes sponsors the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds. LearningTimes will also be producing an online symposium to help encourage Americans of all ages to develop innovative and creative ideas for making the Washington Monument grounds more welcoming, educational and effectively used by the public. 
The purpose of the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds is to encourage Americans of all ages to develop innovative and creative ideas for making the Washington Monument grounds more welcoming, educational and effectively used by the public. 

The idea for this Competition came out of a realization that while the Washington Monument is the defining feature of the Washington DC skyline and the centerpiece of the National Mall, at ground level its vast open space remains unfinished and underutilized. Currently, there is no consensus as to what role the Monument grounds should play in the future. The Competition will spur public interest in George Washington, the Revolution, and other chapters in the American story. 

The Competition will join legacy and future, historical context and contemporary thinking, and engage a lively debate about the 21st century use of this symbolic landscape in the civic life of our democracy.

LearningTimes joins George Washington University, the University of Virginia, VirginiaTech, the Virginia Society of the AIA, and other regional professional and nonprofit groups in sponsoring the event. LearningTimes has provided the National Ideas Competition web site, and will be hosting an online symposium in connection with the initiative.



July 25, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

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