The city of Pittsburgh is home to the 10th annual EcoDistrict Summit, taking place November 4-5, 2019 in the August Wilson Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
Welcoming over 400 urban change-makers, the Summit focuses on creative and strategic collaboration to design the neighborhoods of the future while improving the communities of today.
Join Sustainable Pittsburgh and other community development professionals, green builders, municipal innovators, urban design and planning practitioners, neighborhood leaders and civic entrepreneurs at this dynamic two day event as we come together and focus on creating & maintaining neighborhood- and district-scale sustainability.
EcoDistricts.org, a national organization located in Portland, Oregon, is formalizing the eco-district process through neighborhood and professional certifications. Four steps define the EcoDistricts certification:
- Commitment to equity, resilience, and climate protection
- Formation of collaborative governance
- Creation of an implementation roadmap to guide projects and programs
- Tracking and measuring impact over time
Local work to date with a number of regional communities shows that EcoDistricts align well with the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, a free voluntary municipal recognition program of the Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) and Sustainable Pittsburgh. Sustainable Pittsburgh readily endorses the EcoDistrict process as an effective means for municipalities to create and reach their community development goals.
Registration for the Summit is still open and can be done online. Register Here.