There’s something special about EcoDistricts in Pittsburgh. Every time I talk with local leaders, there seems to be yet another neighborhood that’s organizing around this new standard for equitable and sustainable neighborhood development. As part of the national non-profit advancing the EcoDistricts approach, I’m excited and inspired each time I connect with Pittsburgh. The city is quickly becoming a model for others in its approach to embracing equity and sustainability in pursuit of creating neighborhoods for all.
In the absence of federal leadership on climate change and inequality, U.S. cities like Pittsburgh are stepping up. Whether through renewable energy requirements, better transit policies, or smarter community development, city and local leaders are pressing forward regardless of the double-talk in Washington. READ FULL STORY