Kaid Benfield's blog
In a breathtaking series of press conferences and releases as well as a major report, the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which is led by EPA, HUD, and the Department of Transportation, have rolled out coordinated, multiple announcements of federal assistance to an impressive and wide array of sustainability projects across t
Analysis of property tax revenues from Sarasota, Florida reveals that mixed-use, compact development outperforms Walmarts and conventional shopping malls by a considerable margin when compared on a revenue-per-acre basis. So writes one of our better observers of the built environment, Mary Newsom,
Last week, federal Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $293 million in new federal grants for major transit improvements, including new streetcars, buses, and transit facilities. The Federal Transit Administration awarded the grants under two programs, funding six new streetcar and bus rapid transit projects (collectively $130 million) from the Federal Transit Administration's <
Enraged at the spill in the Gulf and the American appetite for oil that ultimately caused it?
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on my NRDC blog (‘Walkability 101-A’) drawing from Washington architect
The housing market is trending ever more dramatically toward smart growth. A look at recent home sales data in the Washington, DC metro area shows how.
Recently, I attended the annual conference of the American Planning Association, where I was invited to speak.
The Living City Block is an ambitious project in Denver’s LoDo (Lower Downtown) to demonstrate the potential of combining environmentally conscious business and economic development with revitalizat