28 May '12, 3pm

Cities Collaborate in New EcoDistrict Institute

Cities Collaborate in New EcoDistrict Institute

From the beginning of the eco district concept, Portland has taken the lead by hosting an annual Eco District summit every year in October for the past five years. However, the city has struggled to gain much traction in its own eco district plans because they admit they launched too many plans at once. Portland outlined five eco district plans for their Lloyd District, South Waterfront, South of Market, Gateway, and Foster Green neighborhoods. Each of the neighborhoods has a ways to go to achieve their stated eco district goals. For that reason, Portland advises other cities to take on eco district plans one neighborhood at a time.

Full article: http://sustainablog.org/2012/05/eco-district/

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