Learn how to advance the new standard for community development

Attend an Upcoming EcoDistricts Foundation Course

the EcoDistricts Foundation Course will immerse attendees in the approach and tools to create EcoDistricts, a unique standard for urban and community development that puts equity, resilience, and climate protection at the heart of every decision. This course is for planners, architects, developers, community development professionals, and municipal leaders.

What you’ll learn:

  • Gain an in-depth overview of EcoDistricts Certified — the world’s first comprehensive framework to guide urban and community development — from planning to implementation.
  • Learn about key issues and best practices influencing neighborhood sustainability — including resiliency, equity, green infrastructure, placemaking, and community health.
  • Explore inspiring case studies, including the first set of projects committed to EcoDistricts Certified.
  • Be prepared to take the EcoDistricts Accredited Professional exam, the first credential demonstrating a commitment to creating sustainable, equitable neighborhoods.

The course is the first step toward earning the EcoDistricts Accredited Professional credential.

Foundation Course Fees

EcoDistricts Members — $195 (log in for your member discount code)
Private Sector Nonmembers — $295
Public Sector Employees — $125
Students and Community-Based Organization Employees — $95

To prepare for the course in advance, download the EcoDistricts Protocol.

Take an In-Person Foundation Course

Seattle, Washington — November 7, 2018

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm | Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Co-hosted by: Capitol Hill Housing and the Central Area Collaborative

Presented by: Naomi Cole and Katy Ricchiuto, EcoDistricts

Thank you to our generous sponsors, Mithun and the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.



Chicago, Illinois — November 13, 2018

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm | Location: 1152 N Christiana Avenue Chicago, IL 60651

Co-hosted by: LUCHA

Presented by: Renee Garrels, EcoDistricts



Take the Online EcoDistricts Foundation Course

If you can’t attend one of the in-person courses, you can take the course online at your convenience.


Apply for an Accredited Professional Scholarship

Through the Accredited Professional Scholarship Program, EcoDistricts supports individuals from community organizations, non-profits, and other circumstances who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of becoming an Accredited Professional.

The AP Scholarship Program covers the cost of an in-person or online EcoDistricts Foundation Course, as well as the cost of the Certification Handbook and the EcoDistricts AP Exam. The combined value of this scholarship is $540 USD. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply for the scholarship.

Please complete the brief form below to submit an application.