Kaid Benfield writes about community, development, and the environment on Huffington Post and in other national media. Kaid's
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The three UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board Members during the impromptu event. It was a shame that we had such little time
We do not live in homogenous societies but can struggle to reach out to one another so need to have the will and be open
Kensington Park Gardens, Notting Hill, around 1900. Again, much of what makes this street special is no longer legal. Software
After reading The Well-Tempered City, and speaking at length with Rose, I emerged with excitement and optimism, because with
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The city gate of old in Acaya, Italy: form follows function Images composed by the author in Acaya, Puglia, Italy, and Seattle
How catching Pikachu could give you a taste of Parisian street life.
The participation of diverse voices in city decision-making processes is critical to successful urban change. By diverse
With nearly six million residents and a gross regional product topping $300 billion, Greater Miami is now comparable in size and economic power to Singapore or Hong Kong.
The national real estate picture has brightened much since the dark days of the financial crisis, and home prices are now back to near record high across the U.S., 10 years upon the prior peak. Nevertheless, the real estate market, and therefore the way we live, has evolved dramatically.
When talking about global trends that cities all over the world are taking on, one just cannot avoid reflecting on what a huge role street art has had on urbanism in recent years. This means that throughout the years turning from vandalism into creative expression, street art has been shaping identities of cities.
We need to unleash the power of nature to help make cities more resilient, livable and ultimately flourishing so both nature and people can thrive.
Credit: Flickr/Gigi_NYC After discovering the craziest abandoned places in New York state, we decided to take another look
On his first visit to the United States, Pope Francis curiously chose to spend his time in three of our largest cities--New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. As a Pope deeply concerned with social and economic inequality, perhaps this was no coincidence.
"If you hit a fork in the road, take it" is one of the late Yogi Berra's greatest lines, and, for me, it really captures the dilemma -- and the opportunity -- facing the Bay Area as we move deeper into the 21st Century.
Perhaps most notable are London's iconic new skyscrapers popularly renamed for their shapes. The Shard is the Renzo Piano-designed 87-storey sheath piercing the sky. (And shattering sales records, reportedly, for its condominium apartments.)
Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.