As more people flock to cities in pursuit of economic opportunities and the bustling life of modern urban areas, rising rents, gentrification and the increasing cost of living disproportionately burden low-income communities. But their problems are often forgotten.
Witnessing this disparity in our community every single day, we as local leaders in Washington, D.C. — among states, the entity with the highest income gap in the country — know too well the trade-offs of a modern city. But the District of Columbia wants to create a greener, healthier and more equitable society within one generation. Our tool: The modern energy economy.