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More Sustainability Appraisal Tools and Future Prospects

Learn about the Envision infrastructure rating system, other notable tool options for evaluating community and neighborhood sustainability, and trends and prospects affecting future appraisal tools.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (69 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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    1.
    Introduction
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    Envision
    Chapter Duration 13 mins
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    3.
    Interview: Denise Nelson
    Chapter Duration 9 mins
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    4.
    Other Notable Tools
    Chapter Duration 15 mins
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    Tool Selection Steps
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Interview: Scott Edmundson
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    Trends and Future Prospects
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    Key Takeaways
    Chapter Duration 3 mins

Course Description

This course is the fourth in a four-part series on urban sustainability appraisal tools and how they serve as collaboration platforms and sustainability accelerators for communities. Assessment and rating tools to be covered in this course include the Envision infrastructure rating system; other notable U.S. tools, including WELL District, SEED, H+T Affordability Index, Walk Score, INVEST, Greenroads, Community Wildlife Habitat, Cooperative Sanctuary, PEER, and the Local Energy Efficiency Scorecard; notable local tools in Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, and Minnesota; notable tools available outside of North America; and notable private sector tools. The course also presents a six-step tool selection procedure and a review of general trends and future prospects for sustainability appraisal tools. At the conclusion of this course, you will be familiar with the Envision infrastructure rating system and aware of other notable tool options for evaluating community and neighborhood sustainability as well as trends and prospects affecting future appraisal tools.

Learn these skills

  • Environmental Planning
  • LEED
  • Resilience Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credits

AIA CES

This is 1 LU.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1.25 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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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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