Criterion is an urban and regional planning firm specializing in sustainable community development. The firm's principal, Eliot Allen, LEED AP-ND, is an international expert in LEED for Neighborhood Development.
Criterion uses information technology to engage designers and citizens in sustainable community planning, and scenario evaluation using sustainability indicators. The firm helped create, and has provided technical support for, the LEED-ND rating system since 2007. The firm's principal, Eliot Allen, LEED AP-ND, is a member of the USGBC Location & Planning TAG, and LEED faculty for ND.