Kaid Benfield's blog
Last week, federal transportation secretary Ray LaHood announced $1.5 billion worth of grants to assist 51 pending transportation projects in 41 states and the District of Columbia. None will be
Vancouver’s civic leaders believe that the athlete’s village built for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and the planned neighborhood that will surround it, will be one of the very greenest neighborh
The US Green Building Council, which NRDC and CNU both support and to which we donate lots of staff time, including mine, is a terrific organization that has done a lot for the environment and arguabl
Those of us who focus on the ability of compact regional and neighborhood development patterns to reduce the need to drive so much – and that has certainly included me – are missing some important
As most people in the CNU family know, Texas has become the first state officially to adopt the comprehensive set of context-sensitive street design guidelines written by the CNU and the Institute of
'If you don’t have safe streets, all the light rail lines in the world aren’t going to save your city'Submitted by Kaid Benfield on Mon, 11/23/2009 - 10:46am
Environmentalists and urbanists need to broaden our definition of what our movements entail.
Major real estate report: shift to urban living is “fundamental,” outer suburbs may “lack staying power”Submitted by Kaid Benfield on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 1:27pm
Last week the Urban Land Institute and PriceWaterhouseCoopers released their well-regarded annual analysis, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2010.
An Indy neighborhood could become a model of smart, green revitalization – so where are the enviros?Submitted by Kaid Benfield on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 2:39pm
Last week I had the honor of being one of seven smart growth types recruited by the American Institute of Architects to work with the city of Indianapolis and community residents on the model revitali
Dan Douglas was, until recently, chief downtown planner and director of the Urban Design Council in Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina.
It's not news to the CNU audience that rural utopias usually aren't as environmentally benign as they seem, while urban places - compact, walkable cities, suburbs, and towns - encourage lifestyles tha