“EcoDistricts, a Portland-based nonprofit focused on building sustainable cities, awarded Pittsburgh with a CityMakers Award for its dedication to incorporating the EcoDistricts Protocol into city planning. Pittsburgh’s first project to adopt that protocol was the creation of the EcoInnovation District in the Uptown neighborhood. The district focuses on community revitalization while improving the environment, job growth and support for residents. . . .
“This week the city released the Neighborhood Plan Guide, which outlines how the EcoDistricts framework will merge with the city’s goals. The public can review and comment on the draft of the guide through December 12. . . .
” At the conference, the Borough of Etna was lauded as the first-ever community awarded the EcoDistricts Certified status. This standard is awarded to communities that have completed and followed the EcoDistrict Protocol, which outlines how to convene stakeholders, assess baseline performance and develop a roadmap towards achieving future targets. ”
Full article originally published November 6, 2019 on PublicSource.