The Global EcoDistricts Protocol
The EcoDistricts Protocol is set to become a recognized global standard for district and neighborhood-scale sustainable development.
The Protocol is a platform for building district governance and leadership, a framework for unleashing innovation, a system for encouraging and rewarding leadership, and a blueprint for creating just, sustainable and resilient cities and neighborhoods for all. Focusing on process and upstream performance, the EcoDistricts Protocol addresses many common challenges that have emerged in our efforts to regenerate our communities successfully. This includes the lack of rigorous project governance, interdisciplinary goal-setting, fragmented project assessment processes, and a continued reliance on traditional funding models.
The EcoDistricts Protocol is a simple set of commitments developed by EcoDistricts that supports and rewards district-scale projects in two key areas: setting rigorous performance goals and institutionalizing effective “process management.” At its core, the Protocol is a powerful “integrated design and delivery” process framework to align key stakeholders and investors interests, build robust governance, promote rigorous and holistic assessment, and accelerate catalytic district-scale projects over time.
Each step of the EcoDistricts approach is built around an interrelated set of environmental, economic, and social performance areas: Equity, Health and Wellbeing, Energy, Water, Identity, Access and Mobility, Habitat and Ecosystem Function, and Materials Management.
Are you ready to engage with the Protocol? Let’s get started:
- Learn more: Download the EcoDistricts Protocol Executive Summary
- Apply the Protocol v.1.0 (with reference guide) to your project (coming 2015)
- Register your project in the online EcoDistricts Registry (coming 2015)
It is an exciting time at EcoDistricts. We’re rebuilding the Protocol to verify and reward leadership and innovation. We’re creating a more robust reference guide, training program and public policy agenda to support leaders across the urban regeneration industry. Get involved, stay in touch and let’s build the district-scale sustainable development marketplace together.