“People Habitat: Eight Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities”
Monday, September 26
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (11:30 registration and networking)
August Wilson Center
Bring a bag lunch (beverages and dessert provided)
Free to attend; advance registration required.
Mr. Benfield’s remarks will be appreciated by a wide range of leaders including businesses invested in the region’s prosperity, community developers and placemakers, municipal leaders, sustainability professionals and more.
Kaid Benfield, senior counsel for environmental strategies at PlaceMakers LLC based in Washington DC. is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on how cities, towns and neighborhoods can better work — for both people and the environment. He served for over 30 years as senior attorney and director of the smart growth and sustainable communities programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, co-founded LEED for Neighborhood Development, a national process for defining and certifying smart, green land development, and is a founder and board member of Smart Growth America. Kaid was named one of the “most influential people in sustainable planning and development” by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, voted one of the “top urban thinkers” on the leading city planning website, Planetizen.com, and named “one of the top 100 city innovators worldwide” by the website Future. Kaid’s latest book is People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities, distributed by Island Press.