Technical Assistance + Capacity Building to Advance Your Projects

EcoDistricts Accelerator

Through the EcoDistricts Accelerator, we provide direct support to cities, developers, institutions and communities to integrate equity, resilience and climate protection; to form collaborative governance; and to develop strategic roadmaps to advance projects.

Focusing on underserved and high impact urban neighborhoods, the program uses the EcoDistricts Protocol, a powerful standard to move projects from vision to reality and makes equity and sustainability fundamental.

The Accelerator is supported by EcoDistricts Faculty, leading experts that have deep knowledge in core areas of EcoDistricts formation and development. This collaboration with industry practitioners and other NGOs expands our impact and allows us to engage more deeply to help teams advance projects.

Accelerator activities range from services such as workshops or assessments to longer-term programmatic delivery. Activities are customized based on the unique challenges and opportunities facing a particular place.

Service offerings include:

  • EcoDistricts readiness and opportunity assessment
  • Engagement, collaborative governance and partnership development
  • Roadmap development and performance reporting
  • Strategy and implementation in the areas of
    • Equitable development
    • Resilience
    • Climate protection
    • Creative placemaking
    • Net zero districts and living infrastructure


We work with public agencies, real estate developers that work at the community scale, community development organizations, and institutions that manage and own campus portfolios. Whether you’re in the early or late stages of planning and development, we develop a customized package of support that advances your innovative district scale project and prepares you to pursue EcoDistricts Certified.

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