Kaid Benfield

What Do the Best Infrastructure Projects Look Like?

A new ranking of international infrastructure projects leaves out some key efforts.

What Should Become of Route 66?

The old highway could be cleaned up to promote economic vitality in rural communities.

The Park at the Forefront of Cincinnati's Revitalization

Recently refurbished Washington Park is grounding an impressive historic preservation movement.

A Better Vision for Apple's Cupertino Campus

The company is missing a key opportunity to develop a walkable neighborhood.

North Carolina Pretends Current Sea Level Rise Isn't Happening

The state legislature will not let officials use current estimates in their decision-making.

How the American Military Is Fighting Climate Change

A new breed of "greenhawks" may be leading the way toward energy independence.

Taking Art to the Street, Literally

City Repair transforms streets into public spaces.

Why Cities Are Growing Faster Than Suburbs

It's not just millennials - families and baby boomers are also leaving their suburban homes.

How the Feds Are Building More Sustainable Cities

Already, the Partnership for Sustainable Communities has given $3.5 billion to more than 700 municipalities.

In San Francisco, a One-Stop Shop for Building Better Streets

A new website streamlines the process for creating parklets, art installations, bike parking and more.

Can Solar Panels and Historic Preservation Get Along?

Ideas for rules that balance a building’s historic character with the need for green energy.

Rebuilding Downtown Christchurch After a Series of Earthquakes

Striking images and video of the city in the midst of a rebirth.

The Future of Measuring Community Sustainability

Two models explore just how much progress neighborhoods are making.

Building a Better Bus Stop

In Paris, a glimpse at what could be.

How Cities Can Help Fight Obesity

Some ideas for using existing infrastructure to get people outside and eating well.

Do Americans Really Want More Planning?

An APA poll says yes. But what do those numbers really mean?

What the Arts Add to Our Communities

A short video on new projects to liven up neighborhoods across the country.

The Cost of Sprawl on Clean Water

The way we grow could have a major impact on water quality in the future.

Could Density Actually Reduce Traffic?

Yes, according to one new study.