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GLOBAL URBAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LEADERS TO GATHER IN ATLANTA

Atlanta, GA — Aug 2, 2017 — Urban and community development leaders from around the world are gathering on October 10-11 in Atlanta for a unique conference where attendees will co-design equitable and sustainable neighborhoods of the future. Together, attendees at the EcoDistricts Summit will dig in and unpack Atlanta’s urban redevelopment legacy, explore innovative projects, and uncover important breakthroughs. Attendees will engage with speakers and subject matter, sharing knowledge and developing solutions they will both apply in Atlanta and take back to their own communities. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE


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GROUNDBREAKING STANDARD FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAUNCHES IN 10 CITIES

EcoDistricts Certified Requires Commitment to Equity, Sustainability

Portland, OR — Aug 1, 2017 — Eleven communities in 10 cities across North America today committed to a landmark new standard for community development that makes equity and sustainability fundamental requirements. By embracing the new standard – EcoDistricts Certified – neighborhoods from Seattle to Boston to Toronto will become the first certified EcoDistricts in the world. EcoDistricts Certified is a cutting-edge, holistic, and rigorous framework for organizing and achieving important public policy, sustainability, and investment goals. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE


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COMMUNITY ACTIVISM TO IMPLEMENTATION – THE PACIFIC BEACH ECO-DISTRICT STORY

The Citizens Coordinate for Century III’s (C-3) is hosting their monthly Breakfast Dialogue on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

San Diego, CA — May 12, 2017 — As Pacific Beach embarks on change and growth, residents, businesses, community groups, planners and environmentalists are undertaking the challenging job of reinventing the community by restoring natural areas, embracing history, engaging public schools and supporting transit oriented development. On Thursday, May 24, Citizens Coordinate for Century III’s (C-3) monthly Breakfast Dialogue, ‘Community Activism to Implementation – The Pacific Beach Eco-District Story‘, will feature a Pecha Kucha-style presentation and Q&A on how Pacific Beach is embracing change and growth.  READ FULL PRESS RELEASE


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MILLVALE ECODISTRICT PIVOT PLAN WINS TWO NATIONAL PLANNING AWARDS

On Monday, May 8th 2017, the American Planning Association honored the Millvale EcoDistrict Pivot Plan with two national awards.

New York, NY — May 9, 2017 —The annual conference of the American Planning Association (APA) takes place in New York City this week and includes awards ceremonies to honor the best planning projects in the United States. The Borough of Millvale, located just across the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh, is being recognized with a Silver 2017 National Planning Achievement Award for Environmental Planning. In addition, the APA’s Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) honored Millvale’s Ecodistrict Pivot Plan with a separate award designated for a Sustainability or Resiliency Plan at its annual reception.  READ FULL PRESS RELEASE


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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