Terms, Definitions, & Links

Floor Area Ratio (FAR)
FAR is the relationship between the useable floor area in a building, and the area of the lot the building is located on. For more information on FAR see http://www.sonic.net/~apk/FAR/home.html
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council hat provides third-party verification of green buildings. Projects satisfy requirements and earn points towards different levels of certification.


California Forward's Handbook for Community Solutions www.cafwd.org/handbook

The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct www.planning.org/ethics