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Sustainable Neighborhoods


As appreciation grows of the importance of the sustainable built environment at the "greater-than-a-single-building" scale, much attention is now being given to greening cities and regions. Also important to this effort are the neighborhoods,those local communities where people live and work. Over the last few decades, organizations, individual planners and urban designers have considered how our heavily resource-consumptive development patterns can be changed to create resource-efficient, humane and desirable communities. This course will examine ways in which these changes can be brought about and evaluated both for neighborhoods and for corporate and educational campuses, which are often communities of a similar scale. LEED for Neighborhood Development, recently approved by the US Green Building Council, will be studied as will other efforts to define sustainable communities. Case studies of successful and innovative community development around the world will be reviewed.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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