We collaborate with industry practitioners and other NGOs to expand our impact and engage more deeply to help cities and projects advance district and neighborhood scale sustainability. EcoDistricts Faculty are a go-to group of experts for trainings, workshops, and consulting services. Faculty have deep expertise in core areas of EcoDistricts formation and development and support the EcoDistricts Accelerator.
Nwamaka Agbo, Nwamaka Agbo Consulting
Restorative Economics practitioner, Nwamaka Agbo, brings a solutions-oriented approach to her project management consulting. With a background in organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy on racial, social and environmental justice issues, Nwamaka supports projects that build resilient, healthy and self-determined communities rooted in shared prosperity. In addition to her consulting practice, Nwamaka is also a Senior Fellow at the Movement Strategy Center and a 2017 Fellow for the RSF Integrated Capital Fellowship Program. Nwamaka previously served as the Director of Programs at EcoDistricts leading Target Cities—a program to support 11 neighborhood-scale sustainable urban regeneration projects across North American committed to equitable economic development. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and African American Studies and holds a Master’s of Public Administration specializing in Financial Management from San Francisco State University.
Donzell Robinson, Justice and Sustainability Associates
As COO of Justice and Sustainability Associates, Donzell provides day-to-day leadership and management of JSA’s daily operations. Donzell Robinson has established a distinguished career as a nationally recognized ADR professional. Donzell has designed, convened, and facilitated multi-party problem solving interactions to resolve public policy problems of mutual interest. Donzell has served as President, of the Association of Conflict Resolution, the leading organization for professionals in dispute resolution field. With this experience Donzell brings an encyclopedic knowledge of international best practices in mediation, facilitation and community engagement.
Eliot Allen, Criterion Planners
Eliot Allen is an urban planner and co-creator of the EcoDistricts Certified program. A principal of Criterion Planners of Portland Oregon, he specializes in using sustainability metrics and appraisal systems to advance neighborhood climate protection. In the past decade, Criterion-planned and implemented projects have saved over five billion pounds of GHG emissions. Eliot is a co-creator of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, low-carbon built environment advisor for the Sustainable SITES and STAR Community rating systems, indicator consultant for the Catalytic Communities Sustainable Favela project, and education provider for Planetizen.com and TransformativeTools.org. Eliot’s urban sustainability indicators work has earned the EPA Climate Protection Award for the Chula Vista Climate Protection Plan, the CNU Charter Award for the SmartCode, and the APA Sustainable Communities Award for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.
Christine Mondor, evolveEA
Christine has been active in shaping places, processes and organizations nationally and internationally through her work as an architect, educator, and activist. As strategic Principal of evolveEA and a registered architect, Christine brings creative and strategic solutions to diverse projects. Christine has taught architecture, landscape design and sustainability concepts at Carnegie Mellon University, Slippery Rock University, and Chatham College. She serves as Chair of the Pittsburgh Planning Commission, President for the Green Building Alliance Board of Directors, is a member of the Global Ecodistricts Protocol Advisory Committee, the Penn State University Stuckeman School Advisory Board, and is former Board Chair at the Design Center of Pittsburgh. She has been recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine with a Women in Business Award. She is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Pete Munoz, Biohabitats
Pete Munoz is a licensed engineer. Pete has been lucky enough to work with some of the most influential green built projects in the United States to create inspirational infrastructure and assist reconnecting our communities with what makes them work. With degrees in Biosystems, Civil and Environmental Engineering has been asked to speak around the country on a variety of topics including green infrastructure, regenerative design, and climate change solutions. Pete is a partner in the Alliance for Regeneration and he teaches several water related courses at Yestermorrow Design/Build in Warren, Vermont, and Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.