The EcoDistricts Summit, hosted by the Portland Sustainability Institute (PSI), is an annual conference designed to complement the Institute's work on EcoDistricts and to inspire green cities around the world. This premier forum is dedicated to neighborhood-scale sustainability innovation. The 2012 EcoDistricts Summit has selected “Federal and State Support for District-Scale Sustainability” for presentation, featuring Yogesh Saoji, Sr. Associate at WRT, and Abby Hall, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This session will highlight a range of successful district‐scale sustainability projects, with a focus on how the projects received programmatic and funding support from state and federal government agencies.
Each year, PSI convenes some of the world's leading professionals and projects to share best practices, explore innovative topics and connect with each other. They seek out the most inspiring global projects and people that are making them happen. The goals of the conference are to:
Increase knowledge about next generation urban sustainability practices and technologies at the district or neighborhood scale.
Share innovative ideas and best practices about financing and implementing neighborhood sustainability projects.
Share valuable insights about neighborhood organizing; integrated performance assessment; green building, infrastructure, and behavior practices to reduce resource consumption; new sources and structures for project finance; and policy mechanisms to support sustainable neighborhood development.
Build a community of practice around neighborhood scale solutions.
The 2012 EcoDistricts Summit will take place October 23-26, 2012 in Portland. For more information, see 2012 EcoDistricts Summit site.