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January 2019

Civic Ecology Webinar

Much of the conversation around sustainable development has focused on designing better “hardware” – energy efficient buildings; renewable energy; leaner, greener infrastructure. While these manifestations of sustainability in the built environment are important, they are not the whole solution. Great...

Much of the conversation around sustainable development has focused on designing better “hardware” – energy efficient buildings; renewable energy; leaner, greener infrastructure. While these manifestations of sustainability in the built environment are important, they are not the whole solution. Great communities have robust “software”, the self-initiated, self-perpetuating activities and social networks of local citizens. The Civic Ecology Institute, led by Portland-based SERA Architects, seeks to illuminates how that software and hardware fit together to constitute a complete sustainable community.

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February 2019

EcoDistricts Foundations Course – Denver, CO

The EcoDistricts Foundation Course will immerse attendees in the approach and tools to create EcoDistricts, a unique approach for sustainable neighborhood development that integrates equity, resilience, and climate protection into neighborhood planning. This course is for planners, architects, developers, community...

The EcoDistricts Foundation Course will immerse attendees in the approach and tools to create EcoDistricts in their communities.

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April 2019

EcoDistricts Incubator 2019

EcoDistricts Incubator is an annual three-day workshop designed to help project teams advance their sustainable neighborhood projects. The 2019 Incubator will be held April 25-27 in Pittsburgh, PA.

EcoDistricts Incubator is an annual three-day workshop designed to help project teams advance their sustainable neighborhood projects.

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