Kaid Benfield

What's new for placemaking advocacy in 2015? In short, being an effective communicator is in. Being self-concerned and oblivious is out.
Jan 6, 2015   PlaceShakers
Susan Henderson looks to Berlin's delectable shopfronts for pointers. Not from the usual suspects like Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstrasse, but from the neighborhoods of Prenzlaur Berg, Scheunenviertal, Kreuzberg, and of course, Hackeschen Höfe.
Nov 10, 2014   PlaceShakers
PlaceMakers asks Kaid to give us his idea of where we are in the effort to integrate smart growth strategies in the broadest sense into community planning and design.
Oct 29, 2014   PlaceShakers
Kaid Benfield shares his placemaking pitch.
Sep 24, 2014   NRDC Switchboard
Kaid Benfield has a new book out, which Scott Doyon found positively uplifting. In ways beyond what you might be thinking.
Apr 2, 2014   PlaceShakers
Now can you qualify, quantify, and index it? Hazel Borys would like you to do so, and gives this data review to help you get started.
Nov 13, 2012   PlaceShakers
Kaid Benfield argues that continues revitalization of inner city neighborhoods is essential to achieving an equitable civil society, sustainable patterns of growth and maintaining a tax base to fund civic improvements.
Oct 22, 2011   The Atlantic
Planners, architects, and urban designers talk the talk and walk the walk, but often in a cone of silence, unheard - or at least not understood -- by those outside the profession, says Scott Doyon.
Sep 3, 2011   PlaceShakers
Kaid Benfield presents the evidence that compact development can bring about a decrease in noxious emissions.
Sep 16, 2010   NRDC Blog