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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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    1.
    Introduction
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    2.
    STAR Community, Part 1
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    STAR Community, Part 2
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    4.
    Interview: Hilari Varnadore
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    5.
    Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places
    Chapter Duration 13 mins
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    6.
    Interview: David Rouse
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    2030 Districts
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    8.
    Interview: Vincent Martinez
    Chapter Duration 16 mins
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    EcoDistricts Protocol
    Chapter Duration 16 mins
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    10.
    Interview: Adam Beck
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    Conclusion
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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.

AIA CES

This is 1 LU.

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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