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The final course in the "Form-Based Codes 101" series explores citywide form-based coding—the assessment of an entire city to determine where form-based code application should occur. 

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This course explores the legal issues of creating and using a form-based code. 

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This course explores basic questions and decisions to consider when preparing a form-based code. It also covers the different approaches to regulating urban form and provides guidance for selecting an organizing principle for your form-based code. Finally, the course explains the visioning and creating of a plan, followed by drafting, testing, and assembling your code. 

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Downtowns are the historic center of most American cities. In this course, we will review their role in establishing the past and future character of the city, walking through a series of form-based code case studies across a range of scales and contexts.

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Corridors have historically been a key element of the urban fabric of every American town and city, yet they are also commonly problematic. This course looks at the roots of the problem for examples of how corridors can be designed and coded. 

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This course introduces the essential elements of neighborhoods. 

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This course will teach you the skills to appreciate and analyze the measures and functions of good urbanism. 

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In this course we will define form-based codes, explain why they were invented, and distinguish them from conventional "use-based" zoning ordinances—all with an emphasis on placemaking and walkability. We will provide an overview of the development of form-based codes, their mandatory and optional component parts, and the importance of making form-based codes context or place-specific. 

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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. 

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

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

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

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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.

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From unsanctioned crosswalks to city-led "Pavement-to-Plaza" programs, instructor Mike Lydon describes the success of short-term, temporary projects in influencing long-term physical and policy changes in cities across the United States and Canada. 

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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".

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