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Director, Sustainable Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC. I write (almost) daily about community, development, and the environment on NRDC's Switchboard blog site.

Home Page: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/

Diaries published: 91 (1430 days since last diary on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 197 (1430 days since last comment on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 955

Total Comment Ratings: 909

Most Recommended Diary: Village Green: 'If you don't have safe streets, all the light rail lines in the world' won't help, 32 comments, 34 recommends

People Following Kaid at NRDC: 21

Kaid at NRDC's Most Recent Diaries:

If you are like most of us, you have wondered whether or not a proposal for new development in your community was a good idea, whether it was environmentally friendly, or whether you should support ...
by Kaid at NRDC
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Perhaps heralding a new trend toward what social observer Suzie Boss, writing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, has called “retailing with heart,” a bakery and restaurant has begun ...
by Kaid at NRDC
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 08, 2011 at 09:26 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
WASHINGTON, DC, April 1, 2011 --  In an initiative apparently designed to win environmentally minded voters to GOP ranks, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner is today introducing a bill ...
by Kaid at NRDC
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 09:06 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
If you are interested in the revival of walkable in-town neighborhoods, Cherokee Street in St. Louis is one to watch.  I love the brief “description” of Cherokee Street on the community’...
by Kaid at NRDC
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 07:05 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
A new, peer-reviewed analysis performed by the staff of Jonathan Rose Companies , with assistance from the federal EPA, shows the power of a superior ...
by Kaid at NRDC
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 08:54 AM PST with 11 Recommends
I really shouldn’t get started and, if this post weren’t leading to such a wildly amusing place, I wouldn’t.  Neighborhood associations do some wonderful things in distressed communities, ...
by Kaid at NRDC
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 05:58 AM PST with 3 Recommends

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