Sr. Counsel for Environmental Strategies, Placemakers, LLC, &
Sr. Advisor to the National Resources Defense Council
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 and has been named one of "the most influential people in sustainable planning and development" by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. He co-founded LEED for Neighborhood Development, a national process for defining and certifying smart, green land development and is also a founder and board member of Smart Growth America, a nationwide coalition working on revitalizing cities, building better neighborhoods, and stopping the spread of suburban sprawl.
A prolific writer, Kaid’s portfolio spans several books and frequent articles for The Huffington Post, Sustainable Cities, Better Cities & Towns, Atlantic Cities, and NRDC websites. Information on discounted ordering of Kaid’s latest book, People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities, will be made available at the breakfast. For more information on reservations and sponsorship click here.