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Introduction to Urban Sustainability Appraisal Tools

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

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (69 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (2 mins)
  • 2. What Are Urban Sustainability Appraisal Tools? (4 mins)
  • 3. Why Is Sustainability Appraisal Worth Doing? (9 mins)
  • 4. Who Uses Appraisal Tools? (5 mins)
  • 5. How Are Appraisal Tools Applied? (8 mins)
  • 6. The World of Appraisal Tools (6 mins)
  • 7. Tool Qualities, Part 1 (10 mins)
  • 8. Tool Qualities, Part 2 (14 mins)
  • 9. Technical Resources (5 mins)
  • 10. Conclusion (2 mins)

Course Description

This course is the first in a four-part series on how urban sustainability appraisal tools serve as collaborative platforms and sustainability accelerators for communities. Assessment and rating tools covered in the series include STAR Community, APA Sustaining Places, 2030 Districts, EcoDistricts Protocol, LEED for Neighborhood Development, Enterprise Green Communities, Living Community Challenge, SITES, and Envision. This introductory course provides an overview of the series, a set of learning objectives, and background information on the benefits of sustainability appraisal. At the conclusion of this course, you will understand the definition of an urban sustainability appraisal tool, the value of applying such tools, and who is currently using them.

Learn these skills

  • Environmental Planning
  • LEED
  • Resilience Planning
  • Sustainability

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit. 

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 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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