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Entries by F. Kaid Benfield from 12/2009

Village Green: As We Lose Shopping Malls, Are Losing Something Sacred?

| Posted 12.02.2009 | Green

The headline sounds preposterous, I know.  But it's shopping season, a ritual if ever there were one.  And Mark Dery, in a very provocative ...

Village Green: Hey Copenhagen, Climate Protection Must Include Smart, Walkable Neighborhoods

| Posted 12.14.2009 | Green

Copenhagen is a veritable model of human-scaled urbanism, with incredibly pleasant streets and neighborhoods where, it seems, almost no one needs a car to get around.

Village Green: Happy Cycling & Transit Holidays! (fun photos)

| Posted 12.24.2009 | Green

  "Bicycle Christmas lights - drivetrain" (SF Bay Area), by Richard Masoner (creative commons)   "Santa Claus is coming to town,...

Village Green: The Year's Top Stories for Sustainable Communities and Smart Growth

| Posted 12.29.2009 | Green

All in all, we had a mixture of good, disappointing, and great news for smart growth and sustainability in 2009. Taking a long view that considers where this issue was fifteen or even ten years ago, I remain very optimistic.