September 26th, 2016, 12pm – 1:15pm August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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 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.