Washington, DC

Critical Issues Along Urban Waterways Issue 7 Fall 2016

Flint Water Tower. Courtesy Jeremy Franklin Orr

The exploration of urban waters through the lens of security, or lack thereof, while jarring is essential in underlying specifically what is at stake, how decisions impact people’s daily lives and the invaluable input of and engagement with all citizens. Urban Waterways Newsletter 7


Katrina Lashley is a Program Coordinator at the Anacostia Community Museum and currently leads the museum’s Urban Waterways initiative which documents stakeholder efforts to engage with and improve  urban waterways and their communities through a multitude of perspectives including urban development, urban waterways and diverse populations, community activism, and development and river ecology.  She served as an intern on NMAH’s American Enterprise and a researcher at Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. Lashley received her B.A. in English Literature and Italian Language at Rutgers University. In 2011 she completed a Master’s in History (Public History track) at American University with a focus on the British Caribbean. In addition to her public history work, Lashley was a teacher of English Literature and Language for thirteen years.