March 12, 2012
by Amanda Eaken
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Five recommendations for a transformative Sustainable Communities Strategy in Southern California

Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director, Sustainable Communities, San Francisco
Whenever I tell my New York City family that I’m working to create transit in LA, I get a quizzical look that falls somewhere between skepticism and outright di… Continue reading

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December 30, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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The new economy: work closer, live smaller, connect better

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
The Urban Land Institute’s latest forward-looking report for the real estate industry has lots of hopeful news for the environment, if perhaps also some sobe… Continue reading

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December 12, 2011
by Amanda Eaken
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Has the sun set on suburban sprawl in California?

Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director, Sustainable Communities, San Francisco
A new study issued today by the Urban Land Institute confirms what many of us living in California already know–sprawl has had its heyday, and more and more peo… Continue reading

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September 28, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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California air board sets enforceable targets for smart planning

In a blog entry posted yesterday, my colleague Amanda Eaken reports on last week’s action by the California Air Resources Board, setting greenhouse gas reduction targets to be met through regional planning.  The action was taken under the st… Continue reading

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