Kaid Benfield is the director of the Sustainable Communities and Smart Growth program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, co-founder of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, and co-founder of Smart Growth America.
A short video on new projects to liven up neighborhoods across the country.
The public-private partnership ArtPlace, which provides financial support to arts projects that revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods, towns and cities, is doing very promising work. Here's an very fast-moving and well-produced video highlighting the collaborative's work in 2011 and looking forward to the grant assistance just announced for 2012. Enjoy:
This post originally appeared on the NRDC's Switchboard blog.