How Fragmentation Kills Sustainability

Guest Editorial, UBM’s Future Cities

If cities are engines of innovation, neighborhoods are their laboratories. Districts — larger than a building but smaller than a whole community — are ideal for testing sustainable urban development.

Recently, 47 city and neighborhood development leaders from eight US cities gathered in Portland, Ore., for the EcoDistricts Incubator, a three-day intensive workshop designed to accelerate the revitalization of North American cities from the neighborhood up. At the Incubator, leaders rolled up their sleeves and began the hard work of building comprehensive sustainability roadmaps for their neighborhoods. READ FULL STORY

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