Building a Just Growth Movement

We believe that when we prioritize positive outcomes in racial equity and climate resilience, we build the communities we need and deserve Рinclusive, just, and restorative.

Within every neighborhood (or district) lies the opportunity to design truly innovative, scalable solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing city makers today: race, income, and health disparities; blight and ecological degradation; the growing threat of climate change; and rapid urban growth that benefits only the most upwardly mobile in our society.

Since 2013, EcoDistricts has been promoting a new model of urban development to empower just, sustainable, and resilient neighborhoods. The Protocol and EcoDistricts Certified guide city makers to take a collaborative, holistic, neighborhood-scale approach to community design to achieve rigorous, meaningful performance outcomes that matter to people and planet.

In 2022, EcoDistricts joined Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) to help build a Just Growth revolution. As a part of PSE, we continue to mobilize and support sustainable and equitable urban development leaders throughout North America and beyond.

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The JUST GROWTH standard for community development


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