Webinar (111716): Creating Living Communities

APA Sustainable Communities Division Webinar Series

Co-hosted by APA California and the Northern Section Sustainability Committee

CM | 1.0 (live viewing only)

Thurs. Nov. 17, 2016, Noon to 1pm (PST)

In this webinar, we will explore The Living Community Challenge (LCC), a new design framework developed by the International Living Future Institute (the Institute), which seeks to lead the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. The LCC is a certification program, as well as a planning and design philosophy that starts by raising the question, “What does good look like?”

The LCC is applicable to new or existing communities, whether new master plans or existing neighborhoods. We will also explore the LCC companion tool—Living Community Patterns (PDF) that arose in part from the research partnership with the San Francisco Planning Department (Living Community Patterns – Exploratory Strategies for a Sustainable San Francisco). An audience Q&A will conclude the webinar.


Alicia Daniels Uhlig, Living Community Challenge + Policy Director

Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, ISSP-SA, Strategic Sustainability Planner-Economist, San Francisco Planning Department, and APA SCD Sustainability Champion – California.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the Living Community Challenge sustainability principles
  2. Describe each design performance area
  3. Explore the power of the “Patterns” approach to planning and designing Living Communities
  4. Discuss how the Living Community Challenge and Patterns may be used in practice

Credit: 1 CM  | 1 GBCI

Audience: Whether you are a Planner, Project Manager, Sustainability Consultant, part of a Neighborhood Association/Development Authority, or work for a Chamber of Commerce or municipality you will gain an understanding of how to adapt this enhanced understanding of sustainable community planning to your own practice and neighborhood-scale projects.

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