• DPR Constuction/ Stok (map)
  • 945 Front Street
  • San Francisco, CA, 94111
  • United States

This Understanding the Living Community Challenge (ULCC) workshop provides an in-depth introduction to the Living Community Challenge 1.2 – working through the methodology and assessing case studies with robust discussion around Imperative requirements. This workshop will cover the registration and certification process in becoming a Living Community and provide supporting information for the LCC Vision and LCC Master Plan requirements.

Please join us! Reserve your place today:


  1. Explore the key requirements of the seven Petal Performance categories and 20 Imperatives aligning each intent with the creation of a holistic vision for Community health and well-being. Learn how design can foster social and natural connections and enhance healthy neighborhood structure and resilience

  2. Apply LCC principles through various case studies of strategies in action to identify what regenerative design principles look like at the building and community scale

  3. Describe the Living Community Challenge resources and certification process including the LCC Vision Plan and LCC Master Plan and understand how to generate a Living Materials Plan for community development

  4. Explore the similarities and differences between the building scale Living Building Challenge (LBC) and the neighborhood scale Living Community Challenge (LCC)


Alicia Daniels Uhlig
Living Community Challenge & Policy Director
International Living Future Institute


This workshop is approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • LFA hours

  • 6 AIA LU|HSW


Please download the Living Community Challenge 1.2 Standard and Handbook before the workshop. 
LCC Standard 1.2: https://living-future.org/product/living-community-challenge-1-2-standard/ 
LCC Handbook 1.2: https://living-future.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/LCC_Handbook_1.2.pdf

We encourage using the Standard and the Handbook together- referring to the intent and specific requirement in the Standard, and then using the Handbook to address questions, process, and nuance.

They are available free online.

In particular, the Handbook, dated April 2018, begins to address more details about the process of becoming a Living Community, describing the contents of the Vision Plan and Master Plan submittals, as well as further elaborates on the Clarifications and Exceptions (Chapter 5).