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

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

Along with a long list of partners, PEC is proud to present, “People Habitat: Eight Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities.”

Kaid Benfield, senior counsel for environmental strategies at PlaceMakers LLC based in Washington D.C., will present a brownbag lunch presentation.

This is a free event, but registration is required. Guests are asked to bring a bagged lunch (beverages and dessert provided).

Benfield 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 the co-founder of LEED for Neighborhood Development, a national process for defining and certifying smart, green land development.

A founder and board member of Smart Growth America, Benfield was named one of the “most influential people in sustainable planning and development” by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and voted one of the “top urban thinkers” on the leading city planning website, Planetizen.com. Benfield’s latest book is  titled “People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities.”

PEC is proud to sponsor the event along with:

AIA PittsburghAllegheny County Parks FoundationBike PittsburghConservation Consultants, Inc.Friends of the Riverfront, GASP, Green Building Alliance, GTECH, Neighborhood Allies, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, p4 Pittsburgh, Remaking Cities Institute, Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Traffic21 Institute, and Tree Pittsburgh.



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