Two years ago, we launched EcoDistricts Certified, the world’s only verification platform that helps neighborhood teams embed equity, resilience and climate protection into their regeneration efforts. We’re pleased that 17 North American district and neighborhood redevelopment initiatives that represent over 45,000 acres where 400,000 people live, work and play have committed to using the EcoDistricts Protocol framework to build collaborative governance, create implementation roadmaps, and track their performance in areas such as placemaking, health and wellbeing, green infrastructure, and economic prosperity.
Since the start of the year, we’ve welcomed four new members of the EcoDistricts Certified cohort. In their first year of the program, these teams will be writing commitments documenting how they will integrate our Imperatives of equity, resilience and climate protection throughout their neighborhood governance and planning processes. To learn more about all of the neighborhoods pursuing EcoDistricts Certified, visit our district registry.