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HUD NEIGHBORHOOD AWARD ACKNOWLEDGES VALUE OF DISTRICT-SCALE REGENERATION

$60 million in grants to accelerate critical equity outcomes for EcoDistricts’ partner neighborhoods, Near North Side and Sun Valley

Portland, OR — February 6, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded two EcoDistricts partners with Choice Neighborhood Implementation grants in December 2016. Denver, Colorado’s Sun Valley Ecodistrict and St. Louis, Missouri’s Near North Side neighborhood each received nearly $30 million. The two historically marginalized communities have purposefully taken a district-scale approach to develop highly inclusive, stakeholder-driven development plans. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE


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WORLD’S FIRST STANDARD UNVEILED FOR 
DISTRICT-SCALE URBAN REGENERATION

EcoDistricts™ Certified breaks ground with a set of six priorities, 
49 objectives and 94 indicators focused on people, placemaking, 
economic development, mobility, connectivity, wellness, 
green infrastructure and resource regeneration

Portland, OR — November 22, 2016 — EcoDistricts today announced the global launch of EcoDistrictsTM Certified, the world’s first standard designed to accelerate district-scale sustainable development projects worldwide.

“CH2M stands behind EcoDistricts Certified as a framework to deliver livable, prosperous neighborhoods because it offers the key ingredients for success: an accountable roadmap and a collaborative governance model designed to continually drive targeted outcomes in equity, resilience and climate protection,” Joseph Danko, Managing Director, Urban Environments & Sports at CH2M. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE

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EcoDistricts Launches New Sustainable Framework

Thursday, May 12, 2016 • REMI Network.com

EcoDistricts, a new model of urban regeneration to empower sustainable and resilient neighborhoods, has launched the EcoDistricts Protocol, a rigorous, process-based framework and performance standard designed to achieve vibrant community outcomes. The new tool culminates more than five years of research, development and advisement from more than 100 diverse industry experts and 16 district-scale projects worldwide. READ FULL STORY


May 9, 2016 • Building Design + Construction News

The nonprofit organization EcoDistricts has launched EcoDistricts Protocol, a process-based framework and performance standard that empowers sustainable neighborhood- and district-scale urban development. READ FULL STORY


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EcoDistricts Launches Protocol Framework to Empower Neighborhood- and District-Scale Urban Development

The Protocol Is Built Upon Three Imperatives for Next Generation City-Building — Equity, Resilience and Climate Protection

Portland, OR — April 28, 2016 — EcoDistricts announced today the global launch of the EcoDistricts Protocol, a process-based framework and performance standard that empowers sustainable neighborhood- and district-scale urban development, according to EcoDistricts CEO Rob Bennett.

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New EcoDistricts Protocol Aims for Green Building at Scale

March 1, 2016 • Building Green
Want to get your neighborhood from here to there—where “there” is more social justice, environmental health, and economic growth? You’ll need directions. READ FULL STORY

For all press inquiries:

Rob Bennett, EcoDistricts, CEO • 503-863-2565 • email