For local governments working on a climate action plan, revising a green building ordinance, looking to incentivize transit-oriented development or tackle other similar problems this paper explores pursuing the LEED for Neighborhood Development certification as a catalyst for doing so. It reviews the basics of the LEED ND certification, the constraints facing municipalities with regard to LEED ND, and four approaches used in successful communities.
- Four key approaches are highlighted in this guide:
- Lead By Example
- Remove Barriers and Pave the Way
- The Case for Incentives
- Technical Assistance and Education