EcoDistricts® is a national organization advancing a new model of urban development to empower just, sustainable, and resilient neighborhoods.

Using tools such as the Protocol, EcoDistricts Certified, and the EcoDistricts AP credential, communities take a collaborative and holistic neighborhood-scale approach to community design to achieve meaningful changes that matter to people and planet. EcoDistricts® aims to mobilize, empower, and accelerate sustainable and equitable urban development leadership throughout North America and beyond. The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is currently pursuing certification. 

EcoDistricts® identifies three imperatives that focus strategic planning and projects on sustainable community development:


Embracing equity means identifying and acknowledging community members most vulnerable to change and ensuring that they have the opportunity to participate and lead decision-making.


Resilience is the capacity to function so that all people can withstand social, economic, and environmental shocks and stressors.


Cities are responsible for a majority of global greenhouse gas emissions and must build a pathway to carbon neutrality.

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EcoDistricts frames its objectives along six priorities: