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From Sprawl to Sustainability: Rethinking Neighborhood Design with Smart Growth

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GBCI: 0920014261
This course discusses what makes Smart Growth "smart."
Program: LEED 2009, LEED v4
Rating system: v4, v2009
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  1. Understand how the current code encourages sprawl
  2. Analyze the principles of smart growth within the four paths to achieving LEED ND v4 Smart Location and Linkage Prerequisite: Smart Location
  3. Understand the barriers to smart growth
  4. Identify at least three benefits that may be expected from smart growth through the lens to LEED ND v4 Neighborhood Pattern and Design Prerequisite: Compact Development
  5. Explain the role of zoning changes in promoting smart growth and sustainability at the community scale in LEED ND v4 Neighborhood Pattern Design credit: Local Food Production.