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Greening the Neighborhood: LEED-ND Metrics

This course describes approaches for making the LEED-ND calculations that will influence the work of the project team throughout the process.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (65 Mins)
  • Published Published
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Land and Building Measurements (5 mins)
  • 3. Walking and Biking Metrics (5 mins)
  • 4. Calculating Compactness (17 mins)
  • 5. Transit Service Measurement (12 mins)
  • 6. Connectivity and Centrality (3 mins)
  • 7. Street Network Measurements (18 mins)

Course Description

LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) is a thoroughly quantitative creature, and this course describes the major calculations that the project team will refer to throughout the process. Particular attention is given to unique ND calculations that differ from standard planning practice, such as land use and intersection densities, and walking distances.

Learn these skills

  • Environmental Planning
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • LEED
  • Pedestrian Planning
  • Resilience Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design
  • Walkability


This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit. 


This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

Meet Your Instructor

Eliot Allen

Eliot Allen

Eliot Allen, certified, LEED AP-ND, is an urban planner and Principal with Criterion Planners of Portland Oregon. Eliot has supervised certification reviews for over 200 neighborhoods worldwide.

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