F. Kaid Benfield

Senior Counsel for Environmental Strategies, PlaceMakers LLC

Kaid Benfield is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on how to make cities, towns, and neighborhoods work better for both people and the environment. Kaid serves as senior counsel for environmental strategies at PlaceMakers LLC, a city and town planning consultancy working across the United States and Canada. He is based in Washington, DC. Before joining PlaceMakers, Kaid served as a senior attorney and program director at the Natural Resources Defense Council for over 30 years, founding the organization’s sustainable communities program. And he teaches law, policy, and best practices for sustainable communities at the George Washington University School of Law. Kaid’s latest book is People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities, distributed by Island Press.