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The final course in the "Greening the Neighborhood" series discusses international considerations for LEED-ND and reviews LEED v.4, the first major update to the LEED-ND system since 2009. 

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

Learn about the six key elements used throughout the submission preparation process: site type, boundary, buildable land, development program, terminology, and mapping.

This course reviews options and resources for local governments to leverage LEED-ND by examining case studies of local experiences and results.

This course introduces the LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) system with a review of its goals and major users and the business case for undertaking ND projects. Also learn about rating system prerequisites and credit requirements, the certification process, and technical resources available for assembling successful certification submissions.

This course provides an overview of formats and types of visual preference surveys, methodologies, and analyses as well as instructions on how to create and manage surveys with the StreetSeen online interface.

As the field of planning continues to trend toward multi-modal, sustainable transportation practices, tools to model or analyze the walkability of a given area have grown in number and complexity. In this course, students will learn how to apply ArcMap and the Spatial Analyst extension to model walkability. The course assumes students have a working knowledge of GIS and basic familiarity with Spatial Analyst.

Developed in conjunction with other movements, The Street Plans Collaborative Principal Mike Lydon's "approach allows a host of local actors to test new concepts before making substantial political and financial commitments. Sometimes sanctioned, sometimes not, "Tactical Urbanism," is an approach that features the following five characteristics: phased instigation, meeting local planning challenges, realistic and short term, low risk-high gain, stakeholder social power capacity building. Lydon offers engaging historical and present drivers, necessary conditions, clarifying definitions and key case studies. " The tactical urbanism project is an ongoing body of work that aims to document and share tactics from around the world".


Bike Friendly Streets: Design Standards presents examples of how cities across the United States and globally are redesigning their streets to accommodate and encourage bicycling. From Road Diets that make room for bike lanes to complete redesigns of streets, cities are stepping up to the challenge of providing a variety of options for the bicyclists in their communities.