September 12, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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Washington Post misses the point on suburban roads

Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC
 
Loudoun County was once one of the most beautiful in Virginia.  It was characterized by rolling hills, horse farms, other working lands, historic towns and … Continue reading

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February 27, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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Meet America’s most diverse neighborhoods – some may surprise you

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Seven of the ten most diverse neighborhoods in America are suburban.  None of them are in the evolving, creative-class city and inner suburban districts that … Continue reading

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January 17, 2013
by Samantha Beckerman
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Access over Ownership: Millennials and Public Transportation

Samantha Beckerman, Program Assistant, Global Strategy & Advocacy and Climate Programs, Washington, D.C.
I grew up in Montclair, New Jersey a suburb 12 miles west of Manhattan and when my mom and dad (born and raised in Manhattan and Qu… Continue reading

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May 8, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Great city characteristics make us happier. Unless they don’t.

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
I’ve been looking at some research reports, and confirming that some of the qualities associated with great urbanism – good public transit; easy a… Continue reading

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March 5, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Running freeways through cities has often been a costly mistake. So, what now?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I am of the opinion, which is by no means universally held, that the Interstate Highway System, whose construction was begun in the 1950s, was good for America, or… Continue reading

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