The EcoDistricts Information Exchange

An Online Library to Advance District-Scale Urban Sustainability

Setting a new bar for transparent peer exchange is a core commitment of EcoDistricts and our partners. The Information Exchange is an ever-expanding online library of original and curated district-scale sustainability resources designed to support innovative city makers worldwide.

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Case Studies

Building Public Data Capacity and Partnerships For Racial Equity In Oakland

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Categories: Community, Equity, Performance

By: National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

This case study is part of a series, including an overview brief, that demonstrates how local governments benefit from engaging with data intermediaries. The Case Shows how Data Intermediaries can provide topical, analytical and community expertise and can provide impartial analysis of community issues community engagement.

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Toolkits and Guides

Neighborhood Climate Action Planning Handbook

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Categories: Built Environment, Climate Protection, Community, Engagement, Governance, Performance, Resilience, Resource Restoration, Roadmap

By: Portland State University

Developed by Portland State University, this handbook details climate action strategies to help neighborhoods reduce carbon footprint and fossil fuel dependency. While primarily focused on planning for Southeast Portland, this tool is certainly applicable to any neighborhood planner or advocate that is looking to bring the community together to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.

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Toolkits and Guides

Asset Based Community Development

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Categories: Community, Engagement, Formation, Performance, Roadmap

By: Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

The Organizer’s Workbook is an easy-to-follow guidebook that provides the fundamental guidelines and tools for neighborhood planning and community engagement strategies through the framework of Asset Based Community Development. The framework is a great tool for community members who are beginning their first neighborhood project, seasoned planners working on a multi-district development, or anyone in-between.

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Reports and Master Plans

2015 Pittsburgh 2030 District Project Report

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Categories: Performance

By: Pittsburgh 2030 District and Green Building Alliance

The Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report summarizes the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s 2015 progress toward attaining the bold sustainable building performance goals pursued by its participants.

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Reports and Master Plans

Capitol Hill Ecodistrict 2015 Annual Report

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Categories: Performance

By: Capitol Hill Housing

The Capitol Hill Ecodistrict is a neighborhood-based sustainability initiative serving the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the most densely populated urban village in the Pacific Northwest. The Capitol Hill Ecodistrict 2015 Annual Report details significant achievements by the district, including formal recognition by Seattle's City Council and progress made toward eight performance indicators, such as energy and transportation.

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Case Studies

Commercial Energy Retrofits

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Categories: Climate Protection, Performance

By: EcoDistricts

The two main forms of energy retrofits – conventional and deep energy retrofits – can be applied to commercial buildings, including offices, public buildings, schools and other institutions. Deep energy retrofits achieve much greater energy efficiency by taking a whole-building approach to address many systems at once.

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