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Brownbag Lunch Presentation Featuring: Kaid Benfield, PlaceMakers

September 26, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

“People Habitat: Eight Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities”

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (11:30 registration and networking)

August Wilson Center
Bring a bag lunch (beverages and dessert provided)
No fee to attend.
Advance Registration Required:  Register here

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.

Presented by:  AIA Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Parks Foundation, Bike Pittsburgh, Conservation Consultants, Inc., Friends of the Riverfront, GASP, Green Building Alliance, GTECH, Neighborhood Allies, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, p4 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Remaking Cities Institute, Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Traffic21 Institute, Tree Pittsburgh

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,, 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.


September 26, 2016
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
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