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Life Cycle Assessment
This article on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) provides an examination into its origins, preparation process, benefits, and industry applications.
The End of Automobile Dependence: How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning
In this 90-minute course, the design professional will explore how car dependence is economically, environmentally, and physically taxing on our cities. First, they’ll read about how three fabrics (walking, transit, and automobile) overlap to make up every city. These fabrics evolved to serve a growing population and consider how cities can take practical steps to respect and rejuvenate each fabric type. They’ll then watch Dan Sperling present on how the three revolutions of automated vehicles, electric vehicles, and the shared vehicle economy will help us quell our personal automotive dependence.
Understanding EcoDistricts
This lesson is intended to identify practices and considerations for neighborhood-based sustainability issues, through the concept called EcoDistricts.
Guide to Greening Cities
Learn successful, on-the-ground tips on how to advance a cities goals to become more environmentally sustainable.
The Role of Rating Systems in the Development of Sustainable Urban Environments, the Case of Qatar
This session highlights sustainability rating systems as tools that can enable planners and designers to redefine their approach to creating neighborhoods and cities in the Middle East.
Improving Walkability in Cities
Explore the various aspects of walkability and learn the main drivers that make people choose walking over other transportation options.
TDM and LEED for Parking
This course will perform a deeper dive on transportation demand management (TDM), its relationship to parking, and how a project can best incorporate TDM to achieve desired results. Specific synergies between Parksmart and LEED for credit opportunities will be highlighted as well as innovative ideas to consider for potential LEED credit. This course consists of a 20-minute video, articles and online resources.
LEED v4.1 Cities and Communities: Introductory Course
GBCI India (https://gbci.org/india)
LEED v4.1 Cities and Communities is a rating system for evaluating the sustainability and standard of living in a city or community. It addresses environmental, social and economic aspects of a city with a clear, data-driven means of benchmarking and communicating progress. This course will provide an overview of the rating system's framework, principles on which it's developed and how it addresses the global issues and challenges such as developing safe, healthy, inclusive, equitable, efficient and resilient cities.
Ten Things To Know: LEED For Neighborhood Development

This course is presented in an ARTICLE format.

LEED for Neighborhood Design (LEED ND) is the LEED rating system applied to community developments, or those beyond the scale of a single building or project. Join us as we will discuss ten of the most essential features and noteworthy facts about LEED ND.
Trending Forward: Green Strides in Housing and Development

This course is presented in an ARTICLE format.

Much has been written about sustainable neighborhoods – the environmental benefits they introduce, the social and health impacts they bring to residents, and the economic impact that they have on the surrounding cities and regions. One drawback to these dense, connected neighborhoods that can be overlooked, However, is the high cost of living in these types of neighborhoods necessary?
Bringing Biking into Neighborhood Design
Creating safe and effective biking infrastructure that includes all types of people can be a challenge. In the past several years biking in cities has grown in popularity and thus the need for finding biking solutions that work is becoming more important each year. This course examines how ideal biking cities, and biking infrastructure systems, are being put into place and effectively run.
Resilience for All: Utilizing Community Driven Design
Barbara Brown Wilson discusses overall concepts and specific examples of community driven design work in a 30 minute podcast.

Life Cycle Assessment
Understanding EcoDistricts
Guide to Greening Cities
The Role of Rating Systems in the Development of Sustainable Urban...
Improving Walkability in Cities
TDM and LEED for Parking
LEED v4.1 Cities and Communities: Introductory Course
GBCI India (https://gbci.org/india)
Ten Things To Know: LEED For Neighborhood Development
Trending Forward: Green Strides in Housing and Development
Bringing Biking into Neighborhood Design
Resilience for All: Utilizing Community Driven Design