At the Heart of the EcoDistricts Protocol Are 6 Priorities
The Priorities include a set of 6 goals containing 22 objective categories that are used to scope and define a district’s sustainability agenda.
GOAL: Create inclusive and vibrant communities.
OBJECTIVES: Strong civic engagement; preservation and celebration of culture and history; diverse and affordable housing; and accessible public spaces and services for daily needs.
GOAL: Support education and economic opportunities that build prosperity and accelerate innovation.
OBJECTIVES: Equitable access to quality education and career pathways, a robust employment base with increasing jobs and job quality, and entrepreneurial innovation and business start-ups.
Health + Wellbeing
GOAL: Nurture people’s health and happiness.
OBJECTIVES: Active living based on walkability and recreation; equitable health outcomes based on accessible, affordable health care; affordable, local fresh food; remediated toxic environments; and strong public safety.
GOAL: Build effective and equitable connections between people and places.
OBJECTIVES: A street network accommodating diverse ages and abilities using multiple travel modes and shared mobility options, and a high-quality digital network providing equitable connectivity and leveraged community data.
GOAL: Enable flourishing ecosystems and restore natural capital.
OBJECTIVES: Healthy soils, water, trees, and wildlife habitat; accessible nature; and natural processes integrated into the built environment.
GOAL: Move towards a net positive world.
OBJECTIVES: Increase efficient water use; divert waste from landfills; productively reuse remediated land; and pursue energy efficiency, technology advancements, and clean, renewable energy production that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
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