Summit 2017

Neighborhoods for All, in Atlanta and Beyond

On October 10-11, 2017, the Summit came to Atlanta, Georgia — a dynamic, hard charging, and ever changing city. Atlanta is a city working to re-imagine itself after decades of sprawl and uneven investment that has led to some of the nation’s worst economic and racial inequalities. Today, the city that helped birth the American Civil Rights movement is on the cusp of a significant breakthrough in urban regeneration.

The Summit is a participatory gathering to advance sustainable, equitable, and resilient neighborhood- and district-scale projects. Together, we unpacked Atlanta’s urban redevelopment legacy, explored innovative projects, and uncovered important breakthroughs. Attendees engaged with speakers and subject matter, shared knowledge, and developed solutions to take back to their communities.

Check out the full program for Summit 2017, which included:

• Two days of inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, and breakthrough sessions

• 9 Studio Sessions exploring transformative initiatives in Atlanta neighborhoods

• Networking and co-creating with the change makers who are reimagining cities for the future


Hear from the Visionaries Reimagining Cities for the Future

Summit 2017 featured inspirational leaders whose ideas are transforming neighborhoods in Atlanta and cities around the world. Attendees found out about their work, learned from their experiences and explored innovative ideas in dynamic keynote presentations, TED-style talks, and breakthrough sessions.

See the full agenda of speakers and sessions who were featured in our event program.


Read about the Initiatives Transforming Atlanta's Neighborhoods

Atlanta is home to a dynamic community with a complicated past and a promising future. Learn about the people, places, and projects reshaping Atlanta into a more equitable, sustainable, resilient home for its residents.


Thank You, Summit 2017 Sponsors!

The EcoDistricts Summit would not be possible without the early and generous support of these organizations and partners. Find out how you can support EcoDistricts Summit and join our community of sponsors today.

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