February 7, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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‘The power of the post-industrial city’

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
In this illuminating TED talk, Don Carter of Carnegie Mellon University places the future of Pittsburgh and other post-industrial cities in the context of global e… Continue reading

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January 23, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Reconciling cities with water scarcity

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
   
When you look at the official US drought monitor map, you immediately see that many American cities may be in the wrong places for long-term water sust… Continue reading

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January 4, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Rust Belt cities: to avoid more shrinkage, protect & strengthen the core

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
For some time, I have been on record as believing that the problem with former industrial cities that have lost population isn’t just the changing economy.&n… Continue reading

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March 30, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Interactive map shows where Americans are moving

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC In a feature posted by Jon Bruner, Forbes.com has published an amazing map showing every US county and containing migration data from 2008 for any pair of counties that the… Continue reading

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February 1, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Personal income stats: older cities in the East & Midwest are rebounding

 
Throw out those old notions that the sprawling regions of the Sun Belt are where the economic action is, while traditional regions in the Northeast and West have had their day and will only lose traction from here on.  The facts show that … Continue reading

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