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Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.)
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
Urban form, LEED-ND, smart growth, policy assessment
In recent years there have been many advances in the measurement of urban form. However, there is often a gap between the quantitative and qualitative approach, which can prevent useful policy application- scholars and policy makers often do not speak a similar language. This thesis seeks to answer whether LEED for Neighborhood Development can bridge the gap between the quantitative and qualitative and therefore serve as a useful policy metric for assessing urban form. Does it accurately capture an areas spatial structure and more importantly, is it policy relevant?
Elisabeth M. Hamin
Henry C. Renski