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URP Spring Speaker Series | Ten Years after the First Pitch: How the Washington Nationals and Nationals Park Have Scored in the Nation’s Capital


01 Apr 8-9:30pm

Members of Code for DC gathered at a recent hackathon. Technology, innovation, and social engagement are disrupting systems across governments and industries. (Photo Credit: Code for DC)

The Urban & Regional Planning program is proud to present its Spring 2015 public lecture series, The City Disrupted. Building on last fall’s exploration of large urban investments, the spring lectures will explore short-term transformations in cities driven by the impacts of new technologies, shifting economies, the environment, new social networks, or governance. 

Stakeholders from across the university and the community will join us in a series of dialogues that seek to answer the question: Where does community stewardship reside in the disrupted city?

Details for specific events are listed below. These events are free and open to the public, so we strongly encourage you to RSVP in advance to ensure your seat.

The series is hosted in the auditorium of the Georgetown downtown campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW—conveniently located within walking distance of stations serving all Metro lines.


Ten Years after the First Pitch: How the Washington Nationals and Nationals Park Have Scored in the Nation’s Capital

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball returned to the Nation’s Capital in 2005 with the inaugural season of the Washington Nationals.  Planning, financing, developing and constructing the stadium and the surrounding area that would be the Nationals’ home began the same year  and the team moved into its new ballpark in 2008.  From the Nationals’ first year, we have accumulated a host of economic and community benefits.  Now, 10 years after baseball’s return, how have the Washington Nationals and Nationals Park shaped their community, the Capitol Riverfront, the city, and the region?

Discussion Leaders:

  • Mark D. Lerner, Principal Owner, Washington Nationals
  • Michael Stevens, President, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District
  • Hon. Anthony A. Williams, CEO, Federal City Council; Former Mayor, Washington, D.C.

Co-Hosted by the Sports Industry Management Program.

Georgetown SCS

640 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Add to Calendar 2015-04-01 20:00 2015-04-01 21:30 America/New_York URP Spring Speaker Series | Ten Years after the First Pitch: How the Washington Nationals and Nationals Park Have Scored in the Nation’s Capital Members of Code for DC gathered at a recent hackathon. Technology, innovation, and social engagement are disrupting systems across governments and industries. (Photo Credit: Code for DC) The Urban & Regional Planning program is proud to present its Spring 2015 public lecture series, The City Disrupted. Building on last fall’s exploration of large urban investments, the spring lectures will explore short-term transformations in cities driven by the impacts of new technologies, shifting economies, the environment, new social networks, or governance.  Stakeholders from across the university and the community will join us in a series of dialogues that seek to answer the question: Where does community stewardship reside in the disrupted city? Details for specific events are listed below. These events are free and open to the public, so we strongly encourage you to RSVP in advance to ensure your seat. The series is hosted in the auditorium of the Georgetown downtown campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW—conveniently located within walking distance of stations serving all Metro lines. Ten Years after the First Pitch: How the Washington Nationals and Nationals Park Have Scored in the Nation’s Capital Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Major League Baseball returned to the Nation’s Capital in 2005 with the inaugural season of the Washington Nationals.  Planning, financing, developing and constructing the stadium and the surrounding area that would be the Nationals’ home began the same year  and the team moved into its new ballpark in 2008.  From the Nationals’ first year, we have accumulated a host of economic and community benefits.  Now, 10 years after baseball’s return, how have the Washington Nationals and Nationals Park shaped their community, the Capitol Riverfront, the city, and the region? Discussion Leaders: Mark D. Lerner, Principal Owner, Washington Nationals Michael Stevens, President, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District Hon. Anthony A. Williams, CEO, Federal City Council; Former Mayor, Washington, D.C. Co-Hosted by the Sports Industry Management Program. Georgetown SCS , 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20001 MM/DD/YYYY