EcoDistricts Seeks Participants for Intensive May 18-20 ‘Incubator’


EcoDistricts, a national nonprofit that works to create sustainable cities “from the neighborhood up” is seeking applications from community builders, affordable housing developers and others for its intensive, three-day EcoDistricts Incubator taking place May 18-20 in its home base of Portland, Ore.

Applications are due March 6. Project teams that are committed to developing a sustainable district or neighborhood project should apply. Teams must come to the EcoDistricts Incubator with an identified project and have the authority and capacity to create change within the proposed district. Multiple projects will be considered as well.

EcoDistricts helps facilitate projects that grow the global green neighborhood movement and promote sustainable neighborhood development, as well as address many pressing challenges from climate change to neighborhood degradation.

The EcoDistricts Incubator is designed to move development projects from idea to action and accelerate district- or neighborhood-scale sustainable development across North America. Expert faculty will provide advanced training to help city teams advance their clearly defined urban sustainability projects through a mix of one-on-one technical assistance, expert facilitation, tours, presentations and work sessions.

Since 2012, 26 cities and 31 projects have participated in the annual EcoDistricts Incubator. EcoDistricts has compiled a series of stories from past Incubator project teams to share the outcomes that were catalyzed by attending the Incubator.

For further information about applying for the Incubator, contact Lynne Barker at  Lynne@ecodistricts.org.


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