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Check out our growing video library for smarter, greener communities

Kaid Benfield

Posted July 2, 2012

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  A slice of the NRDCcommunities Vimeo channel (by: FK Benfield)

NRDC's sustainable communities team has just created a second video channel, on, to complement our original on YouTube.  In each, we are collecting easily accessed video content highlighting various aspects of smarter and greener cities, towns, neighborhoods, and metro regions.  Most are videos created by others and curated by us.  A few are original to NRDC.  The idea is to give folks a place (now, two places) to go to see good work and ideas and, like us, be inspired.

For both, our user name is NRDCcommunities.  As of this writing, we have assembled 158 videos on the NRDCcommunities YouTube channel, and 52 on the NRDCcommunities Vimeo channel.  When we see one we like that's available to be included, we add it.  Check them out and let us know what you think.

Here's one I really like from the new Vimeo channel, about growing food in New York City:


From our YouTube channel, here's a fun tour of bicycle accommodations - some public, some homemade, in Portland:


You can subscribe to either channel or both - and, if you have a favorite video on YouTube or Vimeo you'd like us to consider including, let us know!

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Kaid Benfield writes about community, development, and the environment on Switchboard and in the national media.  For more posts, see his blog's home page

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Erin FranksJul 3 2012 01:27 PM

These are some great videos! Really interesting collection.

I work for the Center for Creative Land Recycling; our mission is to promote smart growth and brownfield redevelopment. We have a YouTube channel at with videos about the work we do... they happen to be favorites of mine, but I'm sure that goes without saying.

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