June 12, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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How LEED-ND standards reduce driving and associated emissions: new research

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Confirming previous analysis, newly published research indicates that real estate development located, designed and built to the standards of LEED for Neighborhood… 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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February 15, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Kaidslist: the trendy Ins and Outs of smart growth & sustainability

As I mentioned last post, I just returned from a strategic planning retreat with my NRDC colleagues.  Intense, but amiable and very productive.  Somehow, to top it off, my first day back at work in DC – yesterday – was spent in pa… Continue reading

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February 15, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Kaidslist: the trendy Ins and Outs of smart growth & sustainability

As I mentioned last post, I just returned from a strategic planning retreat with my NRDC colleagues.  Intense, but amiable and very productive.  Somehow, to top it off, my first day back at work in DC – yesterday – was spent in pa… Continue reading

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September 20, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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Maybe the best little video yet on smart neighborhood-building

California-based architect and co-founder of new urbanism Peter Calthorpe was one of my early inspirations for getting into this field.  Reading Peter’s work in the mid-1990s, I felt for the first time that I had a positive vision to advocate as a… Continue reading

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