Eliot Allen

Eliot Allen, LEED AP-ND, is an urban planner and Principal with Criterion Planners of Portland Oregon specializing in community sustainability assessment. Eliot has 12 years of experience as a technical consultant and certification reviewer for the LEED ND and EcoDistricts Protocol programs, and technical standards adviser for the Sustainable SITES and STAR Community rating systems. He is also the LEED ND expert at LEEDuser.com, and an education provider for the U.S. Green Building Council, Planetizen, and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Eliot is a co-recipient of EPA’s Climate Protection Award for the Chula Vista California Climate Protection Plan; the Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for the Smart Code; and the APA Sustainable Communities Division Award of Excellence for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. He is a former chair of Portland’s Energy Commission, and currently serves on the national APA advisory group for the Sustaining Places Comprehensive Plan Standards update. 

Courses taught by Eliot Allen

Greening the Neighborhood: Accelerating Sustainability with LEED-ND

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

52 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Greening the Neighborhood: An Introduction to LEED-ND

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.

51 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Greening the Neighborhood: LEED-ND Core Concepts

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

29 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Greening the Neighborhood: LEED-ND Globally and v.4 Update

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.

51 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Greening the Neighborhood: LEED-ND Metrics

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

65 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

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.

69 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

More Sustainability Appraisal Tools and Future Prospects

Learn about the Envision infrastructure rating system, other notable tool options for evaluating community and neighborhood sustainability, and trends and prospects affecting future appraisal tools.

69 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

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.

108 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

Urban Sustainability Appraisal Tools for Planned Neighborhoods and Landscapes

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

85 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD