Promoting Access to Free, Potable Water in Public Places

PAS QuickNotes 47

By Nicholas Kushner, AICP


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This edition of PAS QuickNotes discusses the importance of greater access to drinking water and provides recommendations on how to undertake a successful initiative in your community.


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Dec. 1, 2013
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About the Author

Nicholas Kushner, AICP
Nick Kushner, AICP Community Planner Department of Parks and Recreation Government of the District of Columbia Nick joined the DC Department of Parks and Recreation in June, 2017. He is the senior long-range planner in the Capital Projects, Planning, and Design Division and is currently focused on developing a new master plan for the agency. Nick has worked previously with the DC Department of Energy and Environment working on the city’s sustainability plan, Sustainable DC. He has also spent time with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services where he helped write the final Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan, which is part of the World Health Organization's network of Age-Friendly Communities. In this role, Nick was invited to the WHO Headquarters in Geneva to represent DC in a global pilot project to test age-friendly indicators. Nick has also worked with the DC Office of Planning on the early stages of the city's comprehensive plan amendment cycle and public engagement. Prior to joining DC Government, previous work experience includes researching comprehensive plans and public health at the American Planning Association and refugee resettlement and assistance work in the DC region and eastern Africa. Nick has a dual Master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Urban and Regional Planning and Public and International Affairs and a Bachelors’ degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.