Sustainable Streets: Creating Livable Communities

Explore how walking paths and pavement design can bring communities together to create a more livable neighborhood and community environment. Review applications concerning traffic calming and environmental benefits of pavement design. Through this course, we strive to expand the scope of sustainability from individual projects to include neighborhoods and the connectivity that is vital to every community.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. List the 5 components of sustainable streets.
  2. Describe the 3 considerations for choosing pavements: Recyclability, Carbon Footprint, Heat Island Effect.
  3. Explain strategies for mitigating heat island effect.
  4. Express how pavement fits into different green building rating systems and environmental concerns including VOCs, Energy, LEED, and Greenroads.
  5. Describe different traffic calming methodologies and explain the final solution to meeting these goals.
  6. Give examples on how walking path and pavement design can bring communities together to create a move livable environment and a better quality neighborhood.
  7. Illustrate NYC’s Sustainable Streets Plan and describe how this is helping to create a better pedestrian and cyclist environment in an urban setting.
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Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(32) Exterior Improvements
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