Eliot Allen

Eliot Allen, LEED AP-ND, is an urban planner and Principal with Criterion Planners of Portland Oregon specializing in community sustainability assessment. He has served as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-ND program technical consultant since 2007, including supervision of certification reviews for over 200 neighborhoods worldwide.

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...

52 min AICP CM
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.

53 min AICP CM
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.

30 min AICP CM
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.

66 min AICP CM
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. 

52 min AICP CM
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.

70 min AICP CM, CNU-A
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. 

109 min AICP CM, CNU-A
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. 

86 min AICP CM, CNU-A
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.

70 min AICP CM, CNU-A