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People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities

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With over 80 percent of Americans now living in cities and suburbs, getting our communities right has never been more important, more complicated, or more fascinating. Longtime sustainability leader Kaid Benfield shares 25 enlightening and entertaining essays about the wondrous ecology of human settlement, and how to make it better for both people and the planet.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 6th 2014 by People Habitat Communications
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One thing I am constantly reminded of when reviewing the many books I've had the opportunity to read is that, even though all the varying topics thrill me, they are not my current profession. As a result, I am sometimes worried that my words don’t carry as much weight, as I have only experienced from a single vantage point. F. Kaid Benfield changed that outlook for me in People Habitat, as he is himself a lawyer—not an urban planner, not an architect, and not a designer, although he has friends ...more
Mollie
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book five stars because it opened my eyes to seeing urban planning in a new light...or at least, with a broader perspective. The author presented his point of view without climbing up on a soap box. In addition, he introduced me to other writers/bloggers on the subject. Through the many photographs, I traveled around the world and discovered new and benevolent human spaces. Often, I felt my heart open...I wanted to live in a community just like the one pictured.

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Chris
May 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
I love Kaid Benfield's articles, but this collection just wasn't ready for publication. He makes it clear from the start that the book could have used more work, but it still was a disappointment to read so many half-baked articles.
Allison
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
An intuitively-organized and relatively up-to-date resource on the topic of new urbanism.
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