Northern Section Speaker Series #1: Delivering Low-Carbon Districts and Communities
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m. CST
San Francisco, CA, United States
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As cities undergo the biggest growth of the past 100 years, significant investments are being made to build and revitalize neighborhoods and commercial districts. With rapid growth, however, often comes an expanding equity gap in terms of income, education and health. While neighborhoods offer some of the most complex challenges facing city makers today, they also provide an opportunity to test scaleable solutions. By collaborating on neighborhood level sustainable development projects, property owners, businesses, and residents are able to accelerate investments toward increased equity, resilience and climate protection. Can neighborhood-scale innovations bridge the gap between our current urban infrastructure and the low-carbon cities of the future?
Join us for a session with pioneers in district and neighborhood-scale urban regeneration and resilience. Hear from these leading thinkers and doers on:
- How district frameworks such as EcoDistricts foster the cross-sector and community engagement that is needed to deliver low-carbon and less resource intensive districts.
- How sustainability and regeneration can be implemented at the district scale, using local and national examples.
- The funding mechanisms and local governance strategies that can be used to deliver green, resilient districts.
- The new EcoDistricts Certification and Accreditation process, including how to evaluate performance metrics around energy, water, and social equity to create custom community strategies.
Eric Corey Freed
Sharon Grewal, Sharon.Grewal@acgov.org