Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

The military presence in the Washington region has shaped the physical faces of neighborhoods throughout the area. But conversations are underway in one corner of Northern Virginia, Crystal City, about carving out a new aesthetic and economic identity. Kojo explores the complex mixture of issues that have contributed to what Crystal City looks like now – and connects with those who are trying to change it.


  • Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
  • Donna Harris Co-founder, 1776
  • Angie Fox President and CEO, Crystal City BID


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