December 5, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
0 comments

HUD builds impressive record of support for smarter community planning

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I have been majorly impressed by the community-building work of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development since its Office of Sustainable Housing and… Continue reading

Share on Facebook

August 10, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
0 comments

Where the bike commuters are, mapped & analyzed

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Check out this map produced by the League of American Bicyclists and posted on the graphics site Visual.ly.  The fonts are small – this image looks intended f… Continue reading

Share on Facebook

June 28, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
0 comments

How communities across America are creating a brighter future with help from the feds

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Three years ago, three federal agencies – the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, and the Environmental Protection… Continue reading

Share on Facebook

February 16, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
0 comments

HUD launches Sustainable Communities Resource Center

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has created an important online resource for professionals and citizens interested in improving Americ… Continue reading

Share on Facebook

November 22, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
0 comments

New HUD grants will help communities pursue sustainability

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
     
This is exactly how the federal government should be supporting sustainability:  helping communities who want to do the right thing for their en… Continue reading

Share on Facebook

September 13, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
0 comments

How LEED-ND identifies the best places for development and planning

An impressive and thorough, four-part analysis of the Twin Cities metropolitan region demonstrates how the location criteria in the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system can be used to identify superior places for sustainable development. &nb… Continue reading

Share on Facebook