April 24, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Smart growth is a start. But it’s not enough.

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I want to follow up on yesterday’s article about placemaking.  Reacting to an excellent essay by Ethan Kent, I posited that that the creation and strengthenin… Continue reading

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December 7, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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Educated class flocks to urban environments

One of my favorite bloggers, Aaron Renn (The Urbanophile), has a new post analyzing migration patterns of college graduates in the last decade, 2000-2009.  In particular, he reports on changes in what might be called educated density, expressed as… Continue reading

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December 6, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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It’s time to update the definition of "smart growth"

   
It has been a dozen years or so, fifteen at the most, since a broad but committed group of advocates and organizations coalesced around a shared set of beliefs that, borrowing from then-Maryland-governor Parris Glendening’s la… Continue reading

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