May 24, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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Shelley Poticha to lead NRDC’s new urban solutions program

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I could not be more honored and excited to announce that Shelley Poticha is coming to NRDC to direct and build our new urban solutions program.  Shelley has s… Continue reading

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April 29, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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The case for building on a city’s historic assets

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
It’s ridiculously easy to think about the benefits of historic preservation in immensely walkable Providence, Rhode Island.  I’m not sure I’… Continue reading

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May 17, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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New housing forecast mostly good for walkable communities

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
The housing price recovery has begun, says a new report from The Demand Institute, a think tank recently launched by Nielson and The Conference Board to track cons… Continue reading

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April 12, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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SoCal’s new sustainability strategy is impressive step forward

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
We expect forward-looking sustainability planning from places like Portland, Vancouver and Copenhagen.  Los Angeles?  Not so much.  Southern Califor… Continue reading

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December 14, 2010
by NRDC News
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Critical goals for Cancun; Electric cars make history in CA; Smarter transportation policy; Gulf seafood safety in question; EPA’s Lisa Jackson; Eco-friendly toilet paper; Rat poison regulations

In the Beijing Review, Jake Schmidt discussed Copenhagen, Cancun, and the fate of the Kyoto Protocol as well as China’s role in the fight against climate change… In an Associated Press piece, Roland Hwang commented on the California Plug-I… Continue reading

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September 3, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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Job creation through smart land use & transportation

   
The nation’s workforce has an important stake in smart, environmentally sound development and transportation.  At a time when unemployment has reached disturbing levels, public policy should take advantage of the job… Continue reading

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