September 6, 2013
by Rebecca Stanfield
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Clearing the Air: Chicago’s Condominium Community Will Benefit from Proposed Benchmarking Ordinance

Rebecca Stanfield, Deputy Director for Policy, Midwest Program, Chicago
Back in late July, a dozen Chicago aldermen moved to defer the vote on the Chicago Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance for six weeks, citing the need to inf… Continue reading

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June 25, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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When values collide: balancing green technology and historic buildings

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I believe that historic preservation in the right context – a healthy neighborhood – can be intrinsically green.  Most historic buildings, at leas… Continue reading

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March 14, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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A high-tech corporate giant strengthens a walkable, transit-accessible neighborhood

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
      
 
Despite being all-in with blogging and social media, I’ll confess to some ambivalence toward electronic media that displace bric… Continue reading

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December 9, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Can grassroots planning save what’s best of a rapidly suburbanizing community?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Not long ago, Newton, County, Georgia, was classic rural America:  a few small towns, some historic buildings, and a lot of farming.  But the county… Continue reading

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April 12, 2011
by Jessica Wall
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CicLAvia brings safe, enjoyable streets to the masses

Jessica Wall, Program Assistant, Water Program, Santa Monica On Sunday, April 10th, Los Angeles celebrated its second CicLAvia, transforming 7.5 miles of city streets from the East Hollywood Bike District to East L.A.’s Hollenbeck Park into an al… Continue reading

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