Understanding the Living Community Challenge Workshop

October 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

The Grove Clubhouse
760 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
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9:00am - 3:30pm
Continental Breakfast and lunch provided.

9:00am - 9:30am registration/ breakfast.
Workshop starts promptly at 9:30am

Location: The Grove
The Clubhouse, 2nd floor
760 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510

2 minute walk from State Street Station
5 minute walk from the New Haven Green
10 minute walk from Union Station

Parking available for a fee at the State Street Parking Garage
290 State Street, New Haven, CT
Daily rate: $12 - $6 validation discount

*Early bird pricing from September 1 -15th ONLY: Due to the generous funding of inspired grant makers, we are now able to offer a $100 discount for the Understanding the Living Community Challenge Workshop. After September 15th, prices will be $175 ILFI/CTGBC Members, $250 Non-Members.


This Understanding the Living Community Challenge (ULCC) workshop provides an in-depth introduction to the Living Community Challenge v1.2 – 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.


  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)

Approved for 6 AIA LU | HSW


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

Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. Alicia directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining ILFI, she practiced architecture in Seattle, Washington with GGLO, California with Van der Ryn Architects, and in the US Virgin Islands. Alicia’s concentration on sustainability also led her to work on vernacular design projects in Italy.

Most recently, as Principal and Director of Sustainability at GGLO – a multi-disciplinary design firm – Alicia spearheaded internal research & education initiatives, and was the firm’s driving force for bringing sustainable design solutions to 3,000 housing units certified to LEED standards (as of Fall 2015 this represented 3% of all U.S. LEED housing and 1.5% worldwide). During her tenure, Alicia led GGLO’s team that explored the creation of the district with Capitol Hill Housing: Capitol Hill EcoDistrict – a proposal for district-scale sustainability; she continues her involvement in the EcoDistrict, as a founding steering committee member. Projects of interest included 2013 Seattle Climate Action Plan, which outlines a path to achieving city-wide carbon neutrality by 2050; the 2015 Seattle Climate Resilience Plan, which identifies the potential land use impacts of local sea level rise; and Plan 4DE for the International Energy Agency, which is providing an online planning tool to analyze the links between district energy viability and urban form.

Alicia is a licensed Architect in Washington, California, and the US Virgin Islands and is a LEED Fellow with credentials in BD+C, Homes, and Neighborhood Development. She serves on USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee, is a founding steering committee member of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, an American Solar Energy Society lifetime member, an Urban Land Institute Northwest task force member, and served on Cascadia Green Building Council’s Seattle Branch steering committee for ten years. She lectures frequently on sustainable architecture, including: contemporary & vernacular rainwater harvesting design; the 2030 Challenge & residential post occupancy research; health at the material and community scales; climate planning and neighborhood sustainability.


$175.00 ILFI/CTGBC Members
$75.00 Earlybird rate before September 15

$250.00 Non-Members
$150.00 Earlybird rate before September 15