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The Well-Tempered Community

GBCI: 0920012089

"The Well-Tempered Community" is a four-part course produced exclusively for Education @USGBC. The course focuses on The Well-Tempered City, the September 2016 book by Jonathan F.P. Rose, and blends a book talk format with a casual one-on-one interview. Earn 1.5 GBCI CE when you take the course and pass the quiz on our platform.
Eligible for 1.5 CE HOURS.
  • 1.5 CE

Published on: February 13, 2017

Average: 4.8 (20 votes)


As a visionary in urban development, Jonathan F.P. Rose champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the 21st century. Jonathan hopes that people who read the book will work to develop a comprehensive vision for their communities that balances humans and nature and equalizes the landscape of opportunity so that every child has an equal chance to thrive no matter where they live. The content of this course will appeal to technical and non-technical sustainability professionals alike.

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  1. Recognize the implications of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
  2. Identify effective strategies for urban planning, such as the Dynamic Systems Planning model.
  3. Define choice architecture.
  4. Recognize how a community’s social infrastructure contributes to its resilience.

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U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States


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