EcoDistricts Foundations Course + Workshop

APA Sustainable Comm. Division


Friday, April 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

New Orleans, LA, United States

CM | 6.50

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The EcoDistricts Foundation Course will immerse attendees in the approach and tools to create EcoDistricts, a unique standard for urban and community development that puts equity, resilience, and climate protection at the heart of every decision.

The course is hosted by EcoDistricts and APA’s Sustainable Communities Division as a shoulder program for NPC18. The course is open to APA members in addition to the New Orleans community.

This course is for planners, architects, developers, community development professionals, and municipal leaders seeking to advance their skills, apply the EcoDistricts standard, and/or become an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional.

What You'll Learn

- Gain an in-depth overview of EcoDistricts Certified — the world's first comprehensive framework to guide urban and community development — from planning to implementation.

- Learn about key issues and best practices influencing neighborhood sustainability — including resiliency, equity, green infrastructure, placemaking, and community health.

- Explore inspiring case studies, including the first set of projects committed to EcoDistricts Certified.

- Be prepared to take the EcoDistricts Accredited Professional exam, the first credential demonstrating a commitment to creating sustainable, equitable neighborhoods.

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Eliot Allen

Confirmed Speaker

Eliot Allen, LEED AP-ND, EcoDistricts AP, is an urban planner and specialist in sustainability assessment tools. He is a principal of Criterion Planners of Portland Oregon, where he provides technical support and certification reviews for EcoDistricts, certification reviews for the USGBC LEED-ND program, and technical support for the Sustainable SITES ... Read More

Edward Hill

Confirmed Speaker

Edward Hill, EcoDistricts AP, Director of Advisory Services, EcoDistricts. As Director of Advisory Services, Edward brings nearly 20 years of experience in community organizing, socio-economic and environmental justice work, green infrastructure development, food systems design, and community-guided engagement. He is a practicing urban planner and program developer with a diverse ... Read More

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