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 – inclusive, 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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