What Does 'Community' Mean to You? (Video)

Is it a place that's close to everything you want? A feeling? An idea? Interviews with these Seattle natives provide some answers.

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This production crew interviewed (mostly) young adults in Seattle, asking them to share their thoughts about community. Toward the end, the logo for the development Thornton Place, about which I posted yesterday, shows up, so maybe it's a bit of an informercial. View it with that grain of salt, but it's still quite interesting:



What would your own response be?


This post also appears on NRDC's Switchboard.
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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. More

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. He is the author or co-author of Once There Were Greenfields (NRDC 1999), Solving Sprawl (Island Press 2001), Smart Growth In a Changing World (APA Planners Press 2007), and Green Community (APA Planners Press 2009). In 2009, Kaid was voted one of the "top urban thinkers" on Planetizen.com, and he was named one of "the most influential people in sustainable planning and development" in 2010 by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. He blogs at NRDC's Switchboard.

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