Northwest One and Low-Income Displacement

When:  Jun 7, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)

Northwest One and Low-Income Displacement

1 LU/HSW | free


The Northwest One neighborhood, in Washington, DC, is prime real estate. It is blocks from the US Capitol, two blocks south of US 50, bordered west by I-395 and minutes away from the Union Station transit hub. Low-income residents have been a constant presence in this community since the 19th century. Urban Renewal provided the first displacement for district residents and the District’s Redevelopment Plan introduced gentrification into the neighborhood.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The early years of Northwest One neighborhood known as Swampoodle.
  • The role and impact of Urban Renewal in the Northwest One neighborhood
  • A case study of Tyler House, a public housing project designed by architect Chloethial Woodard Smith
  • How loss of neighborhood identity can have a disruptive impact and lead to stigmatization of residents both pre- and post-displacement.
Melissa R. Daniel is an architectural designer in Maryland and the creator/host of Architecture is Political, a podcast where Black and Brown folks have a conversation about architecture. She served as executive co-chair of the 2017 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit and was a recipient of a 2018 AIA Associates Award.

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