People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities
By: F.Kaid Benfield (author)Paperback
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With over 80 percent of Americans now living in cities and suburbs, getting communities right has never been more important, more complicated, or more fascinating. Long time sustainability leader Kaid Benfield shares 25 enlightening and entertaining essays about the wondrous ecology of human settlement, and how to make it better for both people and the planet. People Habitat explores topics as diverse as "green" housing developments that are no such thing, the tricky matter of gentrifying inner cities, why people don't walk much anymore, and the relationship between cities and religion. Written with intellect, insight, and from-the-heart candour, each real-world story in People Habitat will make you see our communities in a new light.
F. Kaid Benfield is Special Counsel for Urban Solutions at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Washington, DC. Benfield is also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law; co-founder, LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system; co-founder, Smart Growth American coalition; author of several books on smart growth and sprawl, and a regular contributor to the websites The Atlantic Cities, the Sustainable Cities Collective, and NRDC's Switchboard. He was selected as one of the world's "top urban thinkers" on the city planning website Planetizen and one of "the most influential people in sustainable planning and development" by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
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