Tracking Our Impact

EcoDistricts Drives Sustainable, District-Scale Innovation Worldwide

EcoDistricts is dedicated to making urban neighborhoods stronger, healthier, more resilient and more equitable. Since 2013, we have worked tirelessly in support of city makers like you to drive meaningful, inclusive impact from the neighborhood up. Here’s a snapshot of our impact in 2018 thanks to the generous support of our funders, partners, members and donors.

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2013- 2018 Five Year Report

Taking a look at how far we’ve come

Neighborhood development is complex, messy and requires strong leadership and collaboration. EcoDistricts started with a focus on two key priorities: defining what success looks like and building a “campfire” to convene and deepen the industry’s commitment to equity and sustainability. 

What started as a pilot program in the city of Portland, Oregon has become a growing movement of thousands of urban and community development leaders across North America and around the world making neighborhood-scale commitments to equity, resilience and climate protection. 

In this five year report, you’ll be introduced to people and projects who have led the way to our success. With more people moving into cities than at any other time in history and the impacts of global warming being felt the world over, the need for inspired leadership has never been greater. 

READ THE FIVE YEAR REPORT

2017 State of the Market Report

Our current national climate might well be called the most divisive and unsettling since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Issues of race, poverty, equity, resilience, and climate change demand a sweeping re-examination of how we live in an era when our social and natural systems are straining. At the same time, over 75 million people are migrating to the world’s cities in search of homes, jobs, and community, and creating a massive urban design challenge we can’t afford to ignore. In response, emerging urban leaders are reimagining the future of cities. They are harnessing the energy of civic entrepreneurs, championing local arts and culture, designing intelligent infrastructure for a changing climate, and cultivating community-based placemaking. They are bending the arc of cities toward better social and environmental outcomes and embracing new standards, including EcoDistricts Certified, that set a sustainability and equity agenda from the outset. Neighborhood by-neighborhood, district-by-district, we’re seeing a new vision of the modern city take hold — one in which equity, resilience, and climate protection drive innovation, spur investment, and create stronger, more sustainable communities.

VIEW THE 2017 STATE OF THE MARKET REPORT


2016 EcoDistricts Impact Report

When we prioritize positives outcomes in equity, resilience and climate protection we will build vibrant, thriving places we all want to live.

With the 2016 launch of the world’s first district-scale sustainable development framework, two new programs that reward rigorous performance outcomes, a district-scale energy + water practitioner intensive, and a refreshed annual leadership conference hosted in the Mile High City of Denver, CO.

VIEW THE 2016 IMPACT INFOGRAPHIC


2015 Annual Report Cover

2015 EcoDistricts Annual Report

SOLVING OUR CITY’S BIGGEST CHALLENGES REQUIRES A SHIFT IN SCALE

For a nonprofit early in its development, our impact in 2015 can be defined in one word: SCALE

Since our founding in 2013, we’ve examined, vetted and tested the idea that the neighborhood is not only the heart of our cities, but also the ideal scale to innovate equitable, sustainable development. Since that initial vision was formed, we’ve grown from a small, Portland-serving start-up to a North American-facing nonprofit working to empower cross-sector practitioners to address the complex, fundamental challenges confronting our cities today: poor urban planning, crumbling infrastructure, environmental degradation, and health disparities — all of which limit access to opportunity, shared prosperity and human wellbeing.

Carrying the burden of decades of disinvestment in people, place and planet, our cities are in need of a significant reboot. This is where EcoDistricts and our growing global community of neighborhood-scale urban regeneration partners steps in.

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2014 EcoDistricts Annual Report

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2013 EcoDistricts Annual Report

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2012 EcoDistricts Annual Report

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