About

EcoDistricts Summit 2017

Atlanta, GA • Oct. 11-12

The world’s only conference dedicated
to neighborhood- and district-scale sustainability

On October 11-12, 2017, urban leaders worldwide will convene in Atlanta, GA to explore the role of district-scale innovation to address some of most critical issues facing city makers today

At EcoDistricts, our mission is to empower city makers worldwide to accelerate district-scale sustainability to scale innovation and continually drive critical outcomes from the neighborhood up. Our convenings attract some of the world’s most innovative, cutting-edge experts from around the globe who are passionate about advancing this work. Since 2012, over 5,000 attendees representing over 200 districts, over 100 cities, 25 states, and 12 countries have participated in our workshops, trainings and the annual EcoDistricts Summit.

Hosted in a new U.S. city each year, the EcoDistricts Summit draws urban development leaders to propel industry best practices in an interactive, city-as-lab experience. Past Summit host cities include Portland, OR; Boston, MA; Washington, D.C.; and Denver, CO. We’re thrilled to partner with the City of Atlanta, GA for our 2017 Summit.

The EcoDistricts Summit is the world’s only leadership event focused on neighborhood- and district- scale sustainability and draws a diverse audience of C-Suite executives spanning municipal government, architecture, design, engineering, urban planning, urban development, civic engagement, community and economic development, and infrastructure design. Attendees represent an incredible mix of project and district typologies including neighborhood revitalization, brownfields, institutional campuses, commercial districts and mixed-use projects across diverse geographies.

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Centennial Park Atlanta, GA

Program Snapshot:

The EcoDistricts Summit program includes a mix of inspiring and informative programmatic elements, interactive networking opportunities and unique shoulder programs, including:

MAIN STAGE PLENARIES AND KEYNOTES
URBAN BLOCK PARTY
OPENING + CLOSING KEYNOTE STUDIO SESSIONS
URBAN LAB MOBILE TOURS 
ECODISTRICTS RESEARCH FORUM
ECODISTRICTS ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATION COURSE 

Who Attends?

Since 2012, the EcoDistricts Summit has drawn a diverse, multi-sector audience of C-Suite executives spanning municipal government, architecture, design, engineering, urban planning, sustainable development, civic engagement, community and economic development, and infrastructure design. Attendees span a broad spectrum of project and district typologies representing the critical challenges facing city makers worldwide, including neighborhood revitalization, brownfield development, institutional campuses, commercial districts, and mixed-use projects in diverse geographies. 2016 Summit attendees came from 220 different organizations and 86 cities across 5 countries.

Every year the EcoDistricts Summit brings together thinkers and doers across civic, public and private sectors including:

  • 2016-summit-attendee-regionMunicipal leaders
  • Sustainability officers
  • Policymakers
  • Real estate developers
  • Community developers
  • Project financers
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Civic leaders

 

What people are saying about the EcoDistricts Summit

100% of sponsors said participants were exactly who they were trying to reach

91% of attendees said the quality of the EcoDistricts Summit was exceptional or very good

A combined 75% are consistently C-Suite executives or managers

 

“The focus (at the 2016 Summit) on racial equity and justice was a highlight — it is a critically important subject matter and I was pleased to hear many of the speakers discuss the subject as a key component of successful urban development.”

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"The level of excitement from attendees reminds me of the early green building conferences, when we all had a sense of coming of age."

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“Loved the diversity of topics, speakers and experience. Loved the interaction of the studio sessions, and being intentionally drawn into the conversations.”

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“The plenary session moderators all asked thought-provoking questions and we could tell they did their homework. Some of the best panels I’ve seen.”

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"The Summit experience is a vital one and an important yearly gathering for people working in this field. Please, never stop!”

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"The exhibition was a very useful tool to learn about other organizations and companies with regards to sustainable development."

Explore Past Summits

ECODISTRICTS SUMMIT 2016

Denver, CO

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ECODISTRICTS SUMMIT 2014

Washington D.C.

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ECODISTRICTS SUMMIT 2013

Boston, MA

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SUMMIT 2012

Portland, OR

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SUMMIT 2011

Portland, OR

 

SUMMIT 2010

Portland, OR