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Urban Sustainability Appraisal Tools for Communities and Existing Neighborhoods

This course is the second in a four-part series on how urban sustainability appraisal tools can serve as collaboration platforms and sustainability accelerators for communities.

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Course Info

  • Duration 11 video lessons (108 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. STAR Community, Part 1 (10 mins)
  • 3. STAR Community, Part 2 (6 mins)
  • 4. Interview: Hilari Varnadore (12 mins)
  • 5. Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places (13 mins)
  • 6. Interview: David Rouse (8 mins)
  • 7. 2030 Districts (8 mins)
  • 8. Interview: Vincent Martinez (16 mins)
  • 9. EcoDistricts Protocol (16 mins)
  • 10. Interview: Adam Beck (12 mins)
  • 11. Conclusion (1 min)

Course Description

This course is the second in a four-part series on how urban sustainability appraisal tools can serve as collaboration platforms and sustainability accelerators for communities. Assessment and rating tools to be covered in this course include STAR Community, APA Sustaining Places, 2030 Districts, and EcoDistricts Protocol. Each of these will be examined in terms of topical scope and physical scale of appraisal, appraisal procedures and criteria, cost to use, available user support, tool maturity and market impact, and overall usefulness. At the conclusion of this course, you will be familiar with these characteristics as they relate to community-scale and existing neighborhood tool options.

Learn these skills

  • Environmental Planning
  • LEED
  • Resilience Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.75 AICP CM credits.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1.75 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1.5 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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