Urban Sustainability Appraisal Tools

Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities, where built environment decisions endure for decades, impacting social and economic prospects for generations. A new class of green rating and assessment tools has emerged that gauge equity, resiliency, and resource efficiency at urban scales. This track examines how they can be used to leverage expert knowledge, improve local decision-making, and monitor progress toward goals.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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