ABOUT ECODISTRICTS

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.

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The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict was an early adopter of the Protocol for neighborhood-scale community development and is currently pursuing certification. Two staff members are working to achieve the EcoDistricts AP credential, and the team works closely with EcoDistricts® to advance sustainability goals in Capitol Hill.

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

EQUITY


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


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




CLIMATE PROTECTION


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





EcoDistricts® frames its objectives along six priorities:

Create inclusive and vibrant communities

PLACE

Support education and economic opportunities that build prosperity and accelerate innovation

PROSPERITY

Nurture health and happiness

HEALTH &

WELL BEING

Build effective and equitable connections between people and places

CONNECTIVITY

Enable flourishing ecosystems and restore natural capital

LIVING

INFRASTRUCTURE

Enable flourishing ecosystems and restore natural capital

Move towards a net positive world

RESOURCE

RESTORATION