Learn how to advance the new standard for community development

Attend an Upcoming EcoDistricts Foundation Course

The EcoDistricts Foundation Course immerses 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.

The course is the first step toward earning the EcoDistricts Accredited Professional credential. To prepare for the course in advance, download the EcoDistricts Protocol.

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.

 

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

Need assistance attending? Apply for an EcoDistricts AP Scholarship.


Take an In-Person Foundation Course

June 11, 2019 – Louisville, KY

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST
This foundation course will take place at The 27th annual Congress for the New Urbanism. Program led by Irwin Lowenstein, EcoDistricts Faculty.

REGISTER HERE

September 12, 2019 – St. Louis, MO

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST
REGISTER HERE

November 6, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST
REGISTER HERE

December 12, 2019 – Toronto, Canada

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST
REGISTER HERE


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.

REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE

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.

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP HERE