December 3, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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The ten steps of walkability

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City, he suggests that there are ten keys to creating walkability.  Most of them also have something to do … Continue reading

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April 23, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Is placemaking a "new environmentalism"?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Can placemaking – in short, the building or strengthing of physical community fabric to create great human habitat – be a “new environmentalism”? … Continue reading

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August 26, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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"The most sustainable trip is the one you never had to take in the first place"

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC

 
The quote in today’s title comes from Alex Steffen, or more accurately from Steffen as presented in a terrific article on Treehugger by Lloyd Alter, summari… Continue reading

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May 27, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Awesome little video on the case for smart growth

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC This is a terrific production.  The film actually doesn’t mention the phrase “smart growth,” preferring “new urbanism.”  That’s more than forgivable, since it was… Continue reading

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March 28, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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‘Neighborhoods Go Green!’ in highly educational exhibit at AIA

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC  
The architecture firm Farr Associates, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the US Green Building Council have produced a fantastic exhibit on how to create gre… Continue reading

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