This place-making ranges from regions to neighborhoods, with an approach that integrates land-use and transportation planning, urban design, and environmental stewardship. Criterion professionals combine sound technical analysis with creative thinking to assemble plans that produce results: in the past decade alone, Criterion-planned and implemented projects have saved over four billion pounds of global warming emissions. This experience and track record supports clients throughout the U.S. that seek innovative and resilient solutions to community development challenges.
The firm is a LEED for Neighborhood Development certification reviewer, an on-call technical adviser for STAR Communities, and administers the certification program of EcoDistricts. As a non-profit public service, the firm also operates a global registry of urban sustainability rating tools at Transformative Tools.