TND Design Rating System, Version 2.2 (2005) by Laurence Aurbach is a comprehensive, project-level assessment tool to help users rate development projects in a range of places and make comparisons between proposed development projects. The tool is also designed to teach the basic tenets of traditional neighborhood development (TND).
- Issue categories:
- Housing choice
- Mixed use
- External connections
- Civic space
- Architectural aesthetics
- Number of questions: 9 (broad categories)
- Scale of each rated component: 1 to 5, then weighted
- Summary score: Yes
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- TND Design Rating System, Version 2.2 (PDF)(20 pp, 281 K)